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“Car Park a Rip off”
Review of The Bowder Stone

The Bowder Stone
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The stone is great we visited in March very few people about so we could climb the wooden steps to the top and take our photos. Although a bit slippery at the top if you had youngsters. It was only a 10-15 minute easy walk from the car park but the minimum fee was a few hours and far too expensive.(I cant remember the exact price).

Thank Izzycat17
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We decided to visit here as it wasn't far to walk from the car park to the stone and with me suffering mobility issues, that was ideal.
The stone itself is very impressive to look at, though I wasn't able to climb the steps to the top of it!
It really is such a nice, peaceful place and I'd go back again just for that reason. Lots of inquisitive sheep roaming around there too :)

Thank Lisa T
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

A National Trust site and as an NT member, car parking is free, however after numerous attempts we could not get the machine to acknowledge our membership card so left it on the dashboard. I failed to notice what the actual parking charge would have been had I not been an NT member. Retracing your steps, via some very steep and difficult steps, you turn left, following an upward path for no more than a few hundred yards until you reach the Bowder Stone. A giant piece of stone on top of which you can climb via a wooden staircase. If you are a bit of a dare devil, you may wish to lie under the stone, and persuade a friend to lie on the other side and hold hands through a hole under the stone, hoping that today is not the day the stone decides to roll over and squish you both. I suppose you could continue on the path and there is probably a circular walk you could do, but to pay several pounds to park just to see the Bowder Stone, might leave you a little frustrated and angry, much better to take in the Bowder Stone via a longer walk, passing by it on your way. Alternatively join the National Trust.

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Whenever we are near Grange we have a look at the Bowder stone .Its sheer size is impressive and you can actually climb it fairly safely so even more fun .

Wonder what it weighs ?

Thank Derek S
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

A nice big stone, good fun for all the family to explore and take some photographs. Well worth stopping off for a few minutes

Thank garethval0593
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