NT8919 : Hanging Stone from below

taken 6 years ago, 5 km from Sourhope, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Hanging Stone from below
Hanging Stone from below
Geoff Holland NT8919 : The Hanging Stone describes this as 'a waterfall of grey stone', one of his special places LinkExternal link
Thomas Pringle in his poem, The Autumnal Excursion (1836), refers to 'the elf-enchanted hanging stone'. He describes it as:
'... a lofty cliff near the western summit of Cheviot, so called from its impending position over a huge rocky chasm or recess, in the bosom of the mountain, known by the name of Hell's Hole. Out of this grim recess flows the pretty Northumbrian stream of College Water, which is here divided by only a narrow neck of ground from the sources of the river Beaumont. The Hanging Stone is surmounted by an ancient cairn; and, either from the shadowy remains of olden legends, or from the savage aspect of the scenery around it, is still regarded by the neighbouring peasantry with a certain degree of superstitious dread'.

The Hanging Stone, though, is some distance from the Hen Hole to which he refers, and perhaps he has the location confused with one of its closer and equally rocky neighbours.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Moorland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8925 1906 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:27.9155N 2:10.2944W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8924 1904
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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