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


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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