Kirkcarrion is a copse of pine trees, surrounded by a stone wall, on a hilltop near Middleton in Teesdale. It can be clearly seen when travelling along the B6276. The trees, planted in Victorian times, cover a tumulus which is reputed to be the burial place of a Bronze age chieftain, Prince Caryn, who ruled before the days of the Romans. The site sits on the top of Lunedale Ridge,  looming over the small town of Middleton-in-Teesdale some 400 feet below.