Right up on top of the moors is Bowstones farm, which is mainly a boarding kennels, rather than a farm. It's a solitary house approached by a narrow road which winds steeply up the hillside. It isn't quite as isolated as it appears as there is a fairly large hotel around a mile away on the larger road which drops down into the next valley. Even so, I wouldn't much like to drive down the hill on an icy morning and there will be times during the winter when the farm is snowed in. The farm is definitely exposed to the full force of our ever-changing weather!
These two stones. the Bowstones after which the farm is named, are recovered shafts from two Saxon crosses which were thought to have been used as landmarks as well as religious symbols. Unfortunately, some of the carvings are decidedly newer than Saxon times!
The (better preserved) crosspieces to these shafts are in the courtyard at Lyme Hall.