First in the Wild Places series is Little Asby Stone Circle. Once perhaps a site of Shamanic ceremony, now this stone circle makes a fine lek for Red Grouse! Perched overlooking Sunbiggin Tarn (small lake), this lovely site has a distinctly prehistoric mood. These wild moors are the haunt of grouse, curlews, and Fell ponies. We’ve seen Short-eared owls over-flying the area and geese and swans and duck are often seen on the tarn.
Pristine spring water wells up in a series of pools that feed into the tarn and these would likely have added to the appeal of the area to our neolithic ancestors.