A few weeks ago we spent a couple of days staying in a log cabin in North Yorkshire, at Swinton Bivouac near the village of Masham.
In the woods close by is a place that’s popular with hikers: the Druid’s Temple.
Despite the name, this impressive circle of standing stones doesn’t date from the prehistoric age.
It was apparently built in the 1800s by the landowner at nearby Swinton Park, William Danby, as a replica of Stonehenge.
The pictures don’t quite do justice to the scale of the folly and the size of the standing stones. Walking through the woods as the sun was going down with no one else around, it was quite a unique experience to explore the stone circle.
The Druid’s Temple is an out of the way place if you don’t know it’s there, but if you’re in North Yorkshire, it’s worth the trip.