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Bowder Stone

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Location type: Rocks
Location address: United Kingdom, Allerdale
Number of texts: 1
3 stars
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The Bowder Stone is a large glacial erratic in Borrowdale. Cumbria, England at grid reference NY25401639. It is estimated to weigh around 2000 tons and is about 30’(9m) high, 50’(15m) across and 90’(27m) in circumference. There is a staircase allowing visitors to climb to the top, and has been since at least 1890. Its name most likely comes from the Norse god Odin’s son, Baldr.

Linked characteristics: Child friendly, Peculiar, Spectacular
Linked themes: School excursions, Geology, Geography, Top things to do

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