County Stones

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Larger version of one of the smaller images above

County Stones Viewpoint sits above Delamere Forest, with an extensive view over the forest itself and to seven counties over the Cheshire plain. The central stone is a red sandstone, typical of the local area, and surrounding it seven stones are positioned to represent each county. As a popular destination for local and visiting walkers and in close proximity to the long distance route of the Sandstone Trail, the involvement of all communities was seen as a vital element for the development, and the feature has been warmly welcomed.

 

Suggestions were made as to which local points on interest should be interpreted from the feature, and the chosen points cast in bronze to sit along the spiralling wall.

 

The history of the forest and area is interpreted and cast in bronze on the central stone with the help of local historians and creative writers.

 

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