The Druid Stone Circle, Birkrigg Common

Bronze Age Stone Circle on Birkrigg Common, just outside Ulverston, Cumbria. Unusually it has two concentric ring of stones. The inner ring consists of twelve stones and the outer ring twenty stones. Its position over looking Morecambe Bay, makes this an sacred site even more special, with its exposed skies, and lends itself to hosting open public ritual. It recorded that five lots of cremated remains were excavated within the inner ring and three ritual objects found in-between the inner and outer ring of stones.Francis Evans wrote in his 1842 book Furness and Furness Abbey "A Druidical Temple in which the sun and moon were worshipped.....Twelve stones of the inner circle represented twelve signs of the Zodiac; and the nineteen stones of the outer, represented the years contained in the cycle of the moon".  This led to the stone circle being know as the "Druid Stone Circle" or "Druid Temple". But of course this stone circle was built a millennia before the Druids. Its other name is Sunbrick Stone Circle.

More information from Stone Circles Org Uk, Megalithic Portal, Historic England


Map Ref: SD29237396  Landranger Map Number: 96
Latitude: 54.156555N  Longitude: 3.085196W

Nearest postcode:  LA12 9RD, Just off the A5087 (Ulverston to Barrow Coast Road) From Ulverston, its the second lane on your right after the Olde Mill. Follow the lane up onto the Common and park on the grass verge.