Great Stone of Fourstones, Nr Bentham North Yorkshire - Added to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North West

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

Small lay-by to park in ///mixing.sublet.variances from here a short walk to the stone ///digits.basically.ombudsman

The Great Stone of Fourstones, or the Big Stone as it is known locally, is a glacial deposit on the moorlands of Tatham Fells, England, straddling the county border between North Yorkshire and Lancashire, near Bentham in the District of Craven.

The name suggests that there were once four stones, but now there is only one. The other three were possibly broken up for scythe sharpening stones, or building stone, centuries ago. Large stones such as this were useful as boundary markers in the open countryside, and this one was used as a boundary marker for the Lancashire–Yorkshire boundary between Tatham and Bentham parishes.

A local myth tells of how the stone was dropped by the devil, on his way to build Devil's Bridge at nearby Kirkby Lonsdale.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 19/03/2023. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.