Wainstones, Cleveland Hills

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The Wainstones are a huge natural rock formation, very popular with climbers


There are vast formations such as one resembling a Sphinx head (note climber in for scale to the bottom right of the photo below right)
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There are inscriptions all over the rocks, from very modern graffiti to much older beautifully carved names and dates.

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There is an inscription somewhere which I failed to find and photograph that was alleged by antiquarians to be a memorial inscription to a slain Danish chieftain, although other explanations were later given that sounds a lot more plausible.

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