Moor Divock - The Cockpit - Cairn Circle
Period: Bronze Age Date: Unknown
Location: Moor Divock - Near Penrith

Moor Divock consists of three remaining circles in various states of disrepair, several cairns and possibly an opened burial chamber. Cockpit is the largest at approximately 34m wide. The two smaller circles are known as Moor Divock 4 (approx' 7m diameter) and 5 (only a few stones remain together though several are scattered about, but it is difficult to gain a true impression of the circles true size and appearance).

The Cockpit stone circle stands on a small plateau of land on the northwest side of Moor Divock before the land drops steeply away down to Ullswater and has fine views across to the Derwent Fells to the northwest. It consists of a low stone bank about 28 metres in diameter and set into this bank are around 75 stones, some standing, some fallen, with the tallest stone being just less than a metre in height.

This site is said to have a double ring of stones but in most places it survives as just a single ring although there is a nice double run on the northwestern side. There is a gap in the stones in the western arc and it is possible that this may have formed an entrance. There is also another possible entrance to the northeast.

Stone / Cairn Circles
Period: Bronze Age Date: Unknown
Location: Moor Divock - Near Penrith
Stone and Cairn Circles just south and east of The Cockpit on Moor Divock. There are ancient settlements neaby possibly related to the stone and cairn circles. One to the west unmarked on the OS map, and two others to the north east which are marked on the map. It's almost like a mini Dartmoor in lakeland, similar to the Eden Valley to the east with the amount of anicent remains and settlements.
 
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