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Fun activity with kids

Great place to visit with kids. Short walk from car park up a good path to arrive at this large... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
East Lothian, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit

A nice way to use a few hours.. just a few minutes out of Keswick or parking is close by. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tyne & Wear
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“car park” (40 reviews)
Rosthwaite, Keswick Ca12 5xb, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit with kids. Short walk from car park up a good path to arrive at this large rock ... ladder up to the top but you can have fun scrambling about. Kids loved fact you can reach under the stone and shake...More

1  Thank lyndawilson72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice way to use a few hours.. just a few minutes out of Keswick or parking is close by. It is just literally a huge boulder lying at an angle with a set of steps that take you to the top.

Thank Explorez
Reviewed 3 August 2017

While I wouldn't particularly go out of my way I always make a point of visiting the stone when I'm in the area. If you haven't seen it is worth stopping.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Been a few times.. the walk was much longer than I thought. No signs to show the way despite some ragged drops nearby through other gappy gates. Like much of the Lake District, its abundant weeds are now starting to spoil the look.

Thank izziebon
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

It is just a very large rock so I don't want to over sell it but it is amazing that it fell 10000 or so years ago and lodged at this strange angle. It's a short walk from the main road, it only takes a...More

Thank cn_tr4veller
Reviewed 28 June 2017

After being told of this phenomenon by my partner who grew up in the lakes and reading of it on the web I visited with him and was very impressed being a southerner there is nothing to compare. 600yds uphill was a struggle for me...More

Thank Shirleyann2014
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Nice and easy point to achieve, especially with kids. About 15 min slow walk in one side. A bit sleepy on the top, so have eye on your kids.

Thank Daria S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Just 600 yards from car park through woodland. Steps up to top of stone which makes it interesting. However, I thought you would be able to sit on top of stone, but there is not much room at top of steps. Before you go ,...More

2  Thank Lucie02
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Our son loves quirks of nature like this (as do we!) so we made sure to make time for this and few other stops, after a day at Derwentwater. Visiting early evening also affords the added bonus of driving in the opposite direction to the...More

Thank Tista C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Personally not very impressed. It is a large boulder precariously balanced, but that's it. Not worth visiting unless it's part of a longer walk

Thank Kevin W
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Dave L
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