People have changed and shaped the Lake District landscape for thousands of years. The evidence is everywhere!
It marks the original junction between Westmorland, Cumberland and Lancashire. As well as being situated in a stunning location, I love the idea of something standing in 3 places at once! Ambleside resident John Field replaced the 3 original ‘inconspicuous’ stones with the current pillar in 1870.
Wrynose Pass. Lakes CP. NY277 027
Annie Hamilton-Gibney, Access to Archaeology Project Officer
Heritage Environment Record for Three Shires Stone (opens in new window)
Travel through time mazes to collect precious pouches. But watch out for wolves in our Time Trekkers game (opens in new window).
Aerial photos or geophysics surveys? How many trenches to dig? Choose wisely if you want a successful excavation in our Can We Dig It? game (opens in new window).
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