|Wistman's Wood is the place where the Devil (known as Dewer or Old Crockern in these parts) kennels his Wisht hounds. On Midsummer's night he takes them hunting across the moor. Some stories say this is to look for babies who have not been baptised. If you see him and his hounds I'm afraid it's not a very good omen for you. Also, apparently no ordinary dog will ever enter the wood. But I have to say I did see one do this myself. Perhaps it was just foolhardy and never made it out the other side.
Posted by Rhiannon
26th March 2003ce