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OS Wallpaper Download: June 2021

• • Jun 01, 2021 • 3 minutes

OS Wallpaper Download: June 2021 - Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria by Peter Trimming

To celebrate the release of the new edition OS Explorer maps for the Lake District, this months' free wallpaper download is of Castlerigg Stone Circle, near Keswick.

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There is a tradition that if two people try to count the stones that make up Castlerigg Stone Circle, they will never get the same answer...

The circle is around 5000 years old, and like other stone circles, we can not be entirely sure why. We do know that sunrise on the Autumn equinox appears over the top of Threlkeld Knott, a hill 3.5 km to the east, and that some stones in the circle seem to be aligned with the midwinter sunrise and lunar positions, so it may be some sort of calendar - although there are other theories.

The largest stone weight in at a hefty 16 tons, while the tallest is around approximately 2.3m - substantially smaller than the better-known Stonehenge, but still impressive, and unlike Stonehenge you are able to easily get up close.

This photo was taken from Geograph and is licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence. Peter Trimming is the author of Belinda: The Forest How Red Squirrel (Amazon link), a photography and wildlife report about a colony of squirrels in the Forest How that was nearly wiped out by squirrel pox, and their road to recovery.

Free Download: Desktop

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1920 x 1200 (also for 1680 x 1050 | 1440 x 900 | 1280 x 800)
1366 x 768
1280 x 1024
1024 x 768 (also for iPad)

Free Download: Mobile / Tablet

Universal Mobile Wallpaper: For most mobile devices. For Android devices more of the image shows as you swipe between screens.

Using the downloaded image

To save the image on a computer, right-click (or alt-click) and select 'save target as' or the equivalent for your browser.

  • For most computers, right click the desktop and select 'set wallpaper' to change the wallpaper image.
  • For iOS devices, select the image, press and hold on the image to 'save image', then go to Photos > Share > Set as Wallpaper.
  • On Android devices, select the image, long press to 'download image' and then go to Wallpapers > My photos and select the image.

Did you know?: You can also use the free image as a background for Zoom, Teams or other live chat systems.

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