NY2516 : The Bowder Stone - from the south

taken 13 years ago, near to Grange, Cumbria, Great Britain

The Bowder Stone - from the south
The Bowder Stone - from the south
The Bowder Stone is estimated to weigh around 2000 tons and is about 30'(9m) high, 50'(15m) across and 90'(27m) in circumference. Surprisingly it is not here as the result of having cleaved off the mountain, as it is of a completely different rock. So it is assumed that it was pushed here by a glacier during the Ice Age (a glacial erratic) - and probably originated in Scotland. Its name most likely comes from the Norse god Odin's son, Balder.
It's easy to get to the top and have a sit thanks to these thoughtfully provided steps which have been here in one form or another since the C19th century - see this site for more info LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 5 September, 2007
Category
Rock Feature > Rock feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2540 1639 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.2356N 3:9.2683W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2540 1637
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