Altitude 395m a.s.l
Right wall sit start, 6b+, Hurkling Stones. © TimG
Lovely couple of boulders in a stunning location, 500m from the Strines road along the Dukes Road bridleway.
|I always wondered why there were two Hurkling Stones, this one and the one on Derwent Edge. Today I saw on an OS map from 1855 that these rocks were once called the Herculean Stones. If you say Herculean in a Yorkshire accent it sounds like Hurkling so it makes sense how both these places ended up with the same name eventually.
Hurculean Stones: https://maps.nls.uk/view/102345187
Hurkling Stones: https://maps.nls.uk/view/100950035|
Sid Sherborne - 25/Mar/20
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