Ring of Stone Circles: Exploring Neolithic Cumbria by Stan L Abbott
An exploration into our Neolithic past through the history, legends and lore of Cumbria's prolific array of standing stones.
To paraphrase L.P. Hartley, 'The past is a different country.' In Ring of Stone Circles, Stan Abbott sets out to explore the visible clues to our mysterious past from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages: stone circles, in Cumbria - which boasts more of these monuments than any other English country. Here, our tallest mountains are ringed by almost fifty circles and henges, most of them sited in the foothills or on outlying plateaux. But why were these built? We may never have a definitive answer to this question, but by observing and comparing sites, a greater understanding emerges. Were some circles built for ritualistic purposes, or perhaps astronomical? Were they burial sites, or simply meeting places? Join Stan Abbott as he searches for the hidden stories these great monuments guard - and might reveal if we get to know them.
About the Author: Stan L Abbott is an award-winning writer on the outdoors and conservation, whose career as a journalist began in Yorkshire. He has written on travel and the outdoors for national and regional newspapers and magazines. He has also worked in industry and tourism in the UK and Europe. He has written and edited many books about local history, travel and walking, and published or edited several travel and conservation magazines. A prominent member of the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild, he led a rail restoration group in Yorkshire and writes regularly for the New European newspaper.
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