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The Three Brothers (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

Finally made it to the Three Brothers on New Years Day. We were staying up at my Fathers in Arnside over the holiday period, and instead of a long drive around the top of Morecambe Bay to Ulverston, we decided to drive round to Warton Crag and have another go at finding these elusive rocking stones. We had visited Warton Crag before around November 98 but had no luck in finding the stones. That visit had played on my mind for the next couple of years as I had not had any trouble with any other MA site. So of course we had done Long Meg, Swinside, etc on our Cumbrian jaunts, but these Three Brothers had eluded us. So we set out on New Years Day morning with serious intent. It's a steep climb from the road up onto Warton Crag especially for my three year old daughter! However the path does level out and a gate on the right now has a map on it giving visitors directions to the stones! I'm not making excuses for our previous failed visit, but this does help. It's pretty rough terrain as you drop down to the stones, but as Julian said they were so wonderful to find. We hung arond for a while walking around the stones in a quiet state of bliss. Even my Father, who is more of a hiker than a stonehead, was beaming with smiles and proceeded to race around with his camera taking photos from every possible angle. I think we may have coverted him. Brilliant visit, " It's a classic!"
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