Yesterday I led a guided walk on to Burnmoor behind Boot in Eskdale. The weather was just right- not too hot, not too cold and we made good time so we were able to eat our lunch by Burnmoor Lodge overlooking the Tarn.
After lunch we went in search of Stone Circles! We came across several cairns and four fine stone circles which date from the neolithic period about 3000 years ago. It was really atmospheric to stand in the circles with the brooding presence of Scafell behind us and in the distance, the sight of the Irish Sea.
We were joined on the walk by Wooly the pub dog from the Woolpack Inn and Mark Berger, whose brother manages this popular Eskdale hostelry.
Wooly loved the stone circles which we encountered on the fell and thought that the Peat Huts looked like a good place to rest the night but eventually decided on going home to that comfy bed by the fire in the Inn!