Kissing Stones

The Wain Stones are huge gritstone boulders high upon the remote moorlands of Bleaklow in the Peak District.  It is easy to see why they are also know as The Kissing Stones.

The Wain Stones

The Wain Stones, also known as The Kissing Stones

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2 thoughts on “Kissing Stones

    • Gritstone is a sedimentary rock which formed millions of years ago, layer upon layer. Some layers may have been slightly softer rock than others, so when it becomes exposed to the elements, the softer layers erode away faster than the harder layers giving this interesting effect. There are some pillars of gritstone on the edge of Kinder Scout and on Derwent Edge that look a bit like a big stack of pancakes.

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