There is parking (free of charge) in the lane next to the field containing the circle but it does get crowded very quickly, SATNAV Postcode: CA12 4RN
The best time to visit is the golden hours of morning and evening, as there will be fewer people about during theses periods as the site can become very busy during the day.
There are 38 stones in a circle approximately 30 metres in diameter. Within the ring is a rectangle of a further 10 standing stones. The tallest stone is 2.3 metres high. It was probably built around 3000 BC – the beginning of the later Neolithic Period – and is one of the earliest stone circles in Britain. It is important in terms of megalithic astronomy and geometry, as the construction contains significant astronomical alignments. Although its origins are unknown it is believed that it was used for ceremonial or religious purposes.
Derwent Water is one of the principal bodies of water in the Lake District National Park in north west England. It lies wholly within the Borough of Allerdale, in the county of Cumbria. The lake occupies part of Borrowdale and lies immediately south of the town of Keswick. It is both fed and drained by the River Derwent. It measures approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) long by 1 mile (1.6 km) wide and is some 72 feet (22 m) deep. There are several islands within the lake, one of which is inhabited. These locations can be accessed from the carpark at Derwent Bay (CA12 5DJ, Pay and Display - about £3.00 for 2hrs)
Along the shore, on the Borrowdale Road (B5289) leading from Derwent Bay to Grange there is a folk in the road with the left hand lane leading up to Ashness Bridge. At that point on the shore line is one of the many photographed piers (Ashness Pier) on the Derwent Waters. There is parking (free) on the left hand side of the road leading to Ashness Bridge just after the cattle grid.
The Southern Fells occupy the southwestern quarter of the Lake District. They can be regarded as comprising a northern grouping between Wasdale, Eskdale and the two Langdale valleys, a southeastern group east of Dunnerdale and south of Little Langdale and a southwestern group bounded by Eskdale to the north and Dunnerdale to the east. Within the Southern territory lies Coniston Water and Windermere.
Coniston Water in Cumbria, England is the third largest lake in the English Lake District. It is five miles (8 km) long, half a mile (800 m) wide, has a maximum depth of 184 feet (56 m), and covers an area of 1.89 square miles (4.9 km2). The lake has an elevation of 143 feet (44 m) above sea level. On the East and North shores, Coniston's iconic Piers stand.
Kelly Hall Tarn is a small lake with some nice boulders, reeds and lone pines with a stunning backdrop of Coniston Old Man. Its situated just 200m from the Land Rover garage near Torver just 5 mins walk from the roadside. Its a super location for sunset with parking available opposite the garage (LA21 8BJ)
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial period. There is only one town which is directly on the lakeshore, that is Bowness-on-Windermere. This locations provides some stunning views of the lake.