I'm sad to say that many historical and archaeological sites in Cumbria, and I'm sure this is the same all over England, Scotland and Wales, are not as loved and looked after as they perhaps should be. Nor are they as accessible as one would possibly hope.

There are castles, stone circles, earthworks and other sites dotted around the county that no one gets to see, to visit or to photograph. Sites that are nothing but shadows of their former selves, whether through neglect, vandalism, wanton destruction or mother natures relentless attention.

Many of these sites are invisible to the likes of you and me purely because of their location; i.e. in someone's back garden, in a farmer's field, or on private property that is otherwise inaccessible. There are a number of examples I can cite, that I've attempted to visit and photograph over the last three years...

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