Monday, 17 August 2015

The Leck Beck walk and remains of Celtic Settlement

Start at Leck grid reference 643766 and take the public footpath along Leck Beck

Leck Beck footpath

Deep wooded valley looking towards Bull Pot (potholing country)

Going up to Castle Hill-the Celtic Settlement remains

View westwards from the top showing it has a good vantage point over the surrounding area 

Remains of large circular ditch grid ref. 651779
 The site is a circular defensive area built by the Celtic tribe Brigantes and built large thatched round houses see Alan Wellburn's book "Leck, Cowan bridge and the Brontes".
From Alan Wellburn's book

Onwards to the fells of Leck and potholing country.