Easter Saturday Summerhouse Hill

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Peacock Butterfly

Easter Sunday brought some warm weather, warm enough for butterflies anyway!

TBH and I had a local wander, around Hawes Water, across Yealand Allotment, over Cringlebarrow to Summer House Hill and back via Leighton Moss.

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Comma and photo-bombing Shield Bug, which I’ve only just noticed.
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Violets and old Beech leaves.
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A field on Cringlebarrow completely enclosed by woods.
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The foundations are all that remains of the Summer House on Summer House Hill.
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Three of the Summer House Hill Standing Stones.

I’ve always been a bit sceptical about the Standing Stones on Summer House Hill, there are only four of them after all, which doesn’t really seem to add up to a ‘circle’ as such. I should have done my research more thoroughly! The Historic England website reveals that it is a scheduled monument, and that a 1930s survey found ‘socket-holes’ where 13 additional stones were originally sited and signs of a shallow ditch which ran around the circle. I wonder whether there’s a connection to the large walls on nearby Warton Crag, now thought to be Bronze Age?

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A new bench on Summer House Hill – another monument of sorts.

The new bench is one of several which overlook….

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Leighton Hall, Leighton Moss, Arnside Knott and Grange.
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Heading home.
Easter Saturday Summerhouse Hill

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