A Short Walk to The Bowder Stone

The Bowder Stone is often thought to be a glacial erratic, however according to recent study it is now thought to be from a rock fall. The hillside above is littered with impressively large boulders, but none quite matching the Bowder Stone. It is thought to weigh around 2000 tons and sits 30 feet high. The steps on to the top have been there since at least 1890.

Its name possibly comes from the Norse god Baldr, although there are no references to really confirm this.

Parking is available at the National Trust Bowderstone pay and display car park.