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Castlerigg Stone Circle Questions & Answers

Preston, United Kingdom

Hi, I am not disabled but do use a stick to aid walking, would I find it difficult to get to the monument?

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Quero conhecer a historia deste lugar e seus habitantes desde 1700,será possivel, estas informações.

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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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Hi and the walk from Keswick to Castlerigg is up quite a steep hill so it may be more relaxing for you to take public transport or your own car to the monument. It is possible to park on the side of the road quite close to the field where the monument is located but it may be difficult finding a place to park on a sunny/dry which can draw the crowds to Castlerigg. The field is quite even and there are well trodden paths to take you to the monument and to enable you to walk around the stone circle. I hope your visit will be just as enjoyable as ours was last August.

Best wishes

Rhys

over a year ago
Chinnor, United Kingdom
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No - its a short walk from where you park the car in the lay-by to the stones and relatively flat. I have taken my parents there in the past and would do again - they are both in their nineties and my father uses a stick. So it doesn't require too much effort and the terrain is not difficult. However, pick a dry day, wear sensible shoes and watch out for the sheep droppings and you should remain safe.

over a year ago
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Choose a suitable day to visit and get transport to Castlerigg and there shouldn't be a problem. Be careful where you walk as sheep droppings are everywhere. Take some boots to change into and cloths to wipe your stick.

over a year ago
Leek, United Kingdom
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Hi, not really if you drive to the point as it's fairly flat once there and you can generally park on the road - the views are magnificent from the circle!

over a year ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Should be OK but with all the rain could be slippery underfoot so just be careful take your time and enjoy.

Try to go on a dry clear day for the best enjoyment.

over a year ago
Norton St Philip, United Kingdom
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Sorry yes, you will need to drive to the Castlerigg site and park in the laybys before crossing the road and walking up the grass meadow hill to the top of the monument

over a year ago
Norton St Philip, United Kingdom
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Well, from what you have said no I dont think so, however it is just a meadow used for sheep grazing so good shoes that dont slip on grass would be paramount. If you have company then walking down the hill will provide you with support, as its the walking down that I think is always the most difficult of any hill. If on your own then two sticks are best. You can pick your way around the field to take the more gentle way up and zigzag like the sheep do - its certainty do-able in my view. Its so worth the effort and brings one so much closer to the absolute glory of creation. Best of luck if you decide to go for it but do take all necessary safety precautions as weather and conditions can change that could make walking on grass more challenging for you.

over a year ago
Frimley Surrey
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You would definitely need transport to get to the Castlerigg Stones but is relatively flat once you are there.

over a year ago
London
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You would most probably need a vehicle (car or minibus etc) to get you up the hill that leads to the monument. Once you are up there, there is some on-road parking - then it is less than a stone's throw. A short distance but a stick would be beneficial on slightly uneven ground (grass field). In short it shouldn't be a problem for you so long as you can drive or be driven up the hill. Hope this helps.

over a year ago
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