Lord Stones Boundary Stones, Carlton Bank
Our first encounter with the Stones resulted in a tremendous surprise, following our descent from Carlton Bank on the Coast to Coast path to Raisdale Road. We had the clear objective of rising up the next stretch of moorland on our route, Cringle Moor. After crossing the road, however, we found ourselves heading into a forested area on a paved track with wooden buildings around us, some of which were utterly unique in design and quite unexpected. Of course, we new nothing of Lord Stones Country Park, which we had just entered. The first wooden building we encountered was the cafe and then some strange buildings which were actually self catering accommodations.
Surprised as we were, and blissfully ignorant of the area, our curiosity was piqued as we left the park to wend our way to Cringle Moor. Rising out of the moorland grasses to our left we saw a standing stone, and were about to ignore it thinking it to be something to entertain children at the park. Being naturally curious, however, we went to have a more thorough look and could see that they were genuinely ancient in origin, not a single stone as we thought but a whole row of them, or rather, two rows of them, making a V shape.
Bronze Age Burial Mounds
Coast to Coast
Lord's Stones Boundary Stones
Coast to Coast eBook
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.
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Features of the Book:
- Route described in detail
- Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
- Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
- Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
- Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.