The Wishing Stone of Glaisdale

The wishing stone of Glaisdale is nestled amongst Arncliffe Woods, on the riverside towards Egton Bridge. This ancient stone had a yew tree growing through the middle of the boulder, though it has since rotted, it is believed that if you walk around the tree three

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Frank Meadow Sutcliffe’s image of the Wishing Stone

times you can make a wish and it will come true. Though so much has changed over the years that it is hard to make a positive identification on the exact stone, from re-growth and timber falling… though some people have managed to find it as the big stone with a crack through the middle (where the yew tree used to stand).

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