Tourists have been visiting this huge stone boulder for over 200 years. The stone stands at over 30ft tall, 30ft wide and over 90ft in circumference, with a giant ladder allowing you to walk to the top. A man who goes by the name of Joseph Pocklington made the rock an attraction to visitors in 1798 by putting a ladder to the top then building a stone house and employing a lady to charge people to go up it. The Boulder stands balancing its self on its narrowest point, almost looking like you could push it over.
It lies between Grange and Rosthwaite in the Borrowdale valley just outside of Keswick. It is a short easy 15 minute walk from the car park to the boulder. Parking – Satnav CA12 5XA
Public toilets in Rosthwaite & Grange 1 mile away.
Photo Credit: Dan Cook