I've just been writing up the archaeo-info & folklore of the once giant prehistoric cairn, known variously as the Devil's Apronful, or Apronful of Stones, found up the valley north of Thornton in Lonsdale, Ingleton, near Yordas Cave...and summat doesn't add up.
There are various references to folklore about the devil dropping his stones, hence creating the cairn. Usual story. However, this site is way off where the references discuss; and the original printed story told the site in question (an Apron full of Stones) to be at Casterton Fell, several miles north of the Kingsdale cairn. There's no intervisibility between the sites which are in the folk-story either.
The archaeo-article by Alan King on the site in YAJ 50 isn't any help here, as his references are wrong. I was wondering if one of the cairns at Leck village a few miles away might be the Apronful in question - though none of these are near Casterton Fell.
I'm erring more & more to the thought that we've got another Apronful of Stones that's been lost/forgotten about near Casterton somewhere. A 'burrens' place-name a coupla miles north might be the site, but just don't know.
Anyone any ideas?
Cheers - Paul