Stone Circle In Simonburn, Northumberland
A Bronze Age four-poster stone circle located near Ravensheugh Crags in Northumberland.
The name Goatstones is thought to be derived from the Saxon "gyet stanes" meaning "wayside stones" and the stone circle probably had some kind of religious purpose.
Apparently the Goatstones is the only recorded example of a four-poster stone circle bearing cup marks. Within the circle there are traces of a low mound which is thought to be the remains of a stone cairn which predates the construction of the stone circle and may have been the site of Bronze-Age burials.
It's just a short walk to get it and all on good track. You can even bag the nearby Ravensheugh Crags trig point.
How To Find Goatstones
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.More Places from Simon
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