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Wishing Tree, Stainton
site name:-   Helm, The
civil parish:-   Stainton (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   tree
locality type:-   sycamore
1Km square:-   SD5388 (?) 
10Km square:-   SD58

Local tradition says that you must pick up a pebble, spit on it, push it into the drystone wall near the tree, and make a wish; you must not look back as you walk away.
The 250 year old sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus, was felled, 1992.

Bradshaw, Amy: 1991 (after): Ancient Interesting and Unusual Trees of Cumbria: Cumbria Broadleaves (Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria):: ISBN 0 9524961 0 0

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