The Bridestones

Rock towers of sandstone weathered over the millennia by wind and rain. A National Trust property on the edge of Dalby Forest.

The name is not uncommon. I know of other Bridestones near Grosmont and in Tripsdale on the North York Moors. It could originate from “briddes”, the Old English word for “birds”. I suppose from some angle a particular stone may have resembled a bird.

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