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Blakey Topping

Sacred Hill

Folklore

The devil is supposed to be responsible for the near by Hole of Horcum or the Devils Punchbowl as it's known locally. Blakey Topping, Freeborough Hill and Roseberry Topping are supposed to be the result of the handfuls of earth thrown across the moors.
If you look at the sides of the hole you can still see his fingermarks.
Another folk tales attributes the Hole to the local giant Wade. He scooped the earth out of the ground to create Wades Causeway.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
6th May 2002ce

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