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THE REMARKABLE BOWDEN STONE IN BORROWDALE

THE REMARKABLE BOWDEN STONE IN BORROWDALE

From the southern extremity of Derwentwater runs the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, with the Derwent river in its midst and the village of Borrowdale at its head. About half-way up, at the base of Grange Fell, near a large and unsightly slate quarry, is a remarkable natural feature, the Bowden Stone. In falling, during some remote epoch, from the heights above, or possibly in the course of being moved by a glacier, it struck its present remarkably balanced position. Wooden steps enable the tourist to ascend the mighty boulder, which weighs about 1,970 tons.

Other pictures from The Historic Lake District


ULLSWATER FROM GOWBARROW PARK: CONISTON AND THE 'OLD MAN'

OVERLOOKING CRUMMOCK WATER FROM THE EAST WITH GRASSMOOR ON THE FARTHER SIDE

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