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Carved stones, Addleborough

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Carved stone, Addleborough

YDNPA, 2004, (AD5)

Cairn, Addleborough

YDNPA, 2004, (AD17)

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Carved stones, Addleborough

Historical Environment Record No: MYD4221

Parish: Bainbridge

OS Grid Reference: SD946881

Dale: Upper Wensleydale

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Prominently situated at SD 94608812 on the north crest of Addlebrough, a large flat topped hill, are the remains of a cairn visible as a low mutilated stony mound 10.5m maximum diameter and 0.6m high. The mutilation (partially from robbing, natural erosion, and construction of an Ordnance Survey pillar on its north side) has revealed several massive boulders of the interior, two of which have definite cup marks and two having possible cup marks. The boulder at the north west has about 25 cups, three of them surrounded by rings. Two OS Bench Marks are also visible on the stones.


From car park in centre of Thornton Rust, take public bridleway running south east, for 1 3/4 miles. Take permissive path leading north west to summit. Cairn lies on north edge of summit.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Thornton Rust. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Rough ground and steep climb to summit.

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