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The Fairy Steps

Natural Rock Feature


The fairy steps are an old funerarycorpse route used to transport the dead from villages in the area to the church at Beetham. The route is, in places, so narrow, for example up the two flights of man made steps, that the coffins had to be hauled up the cliff face using iron rings embedded in the stone. In a few places, these iron rings can still be seen. Posted by matthewpemmott
13th May 2007ce

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