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Address: Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
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Short walk and interesting stone

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 , read the story of why the stone was made into a tourist attraction and shaking... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 horrendous traffic concomitant with Derwentwater at peak season... Do have a look at the National... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Kevin W
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read on the National Trust website that there was a wheelchair path to the stone and that there was a path from the north and another from the south. We were unable to find the path from the south at all but the path from the north had a wheelchair symbol against it so our friend who has mobility... More 

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kidderminster
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and worth a visit! Would recommend, parking available. Just a short walk from the Carpark so easy for small kids to walk to.

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warrington
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

15 minute walk from the car park so suitable for little legs although little legs will need careful supervision if you are going to go up the ladder as there isn't a lot of room and no barriers (which to be fair would spoil it).

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Thank linny78
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit and lovely walks in surrounding area .very near to hazel bank hotel so a good place to see while in lake district.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was definitely worth the short walk from the car park! The ladder was irresistible too. One would like to know how this enormous rock landed there.

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Thank Myrth R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is only a short walk from a roadside car park, took us about ten minutes each way. The parking is steep at £4 but free if your a national trust member. Be careful with young kids, don't let them go up by themselves, there is no railings and it's slippy at the top but if you're sensible it's a... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Walked here from Low Briery on the edge of Keswick and took us a couple of hours to get here. Was a dry day and walked along the edge of derwent water on the way down. The attraction itself isn't amazing but it's worth seeing if your in the area, for us the walk there and back was the best... More 

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