The stanza stones were created in 2012. Six pieces of gritstone – from quarried edges to placed slabs to in-situ boulders – with a poem carved into them.
Each poem is written by the poet laureate, Simon Armitage, and reflects the landscape and elements of their setting. Snow, Rain, Mist, Dew, Puddle and Beck are tucked away and hidden in plain sight. Simultaneously part of nature, yet also one step away from it. They are introspective while very much outside, very much experiential.