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Sacred Well


Visited 3.10.10.
My last 'adventure' of my two weeks annual leave – and what a good one to finish on!
Finding your way through the maze of country lanes isn't that easy (OS map required) but once you find the lay by to park in the Well is easy to access. The lay by is on your left as the lane takes a sharp turn to the right at the bottom of a steep hill. (Follow sign post for the church). Opposite the lay by you will see stone steps leading down towards a stone field wall – the Well is at the bottom of the steps. (The stone with the small cross carved in it is on the verge at the top of the steps – Karen spotted it). It was a lovely sunny day and I really enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of this place, along with the gurgling stream near by. The Well itself is quite small and had lots of 'offerings' around it – candles, money, flowers, coloured pebbles and many wooden crosses. The water looked clean but I didn't chance a sample! Make sure you look out for the silver birch tree next to the Well which has its trunk / branches covered with coins pushed into it – I assumed they have been hammered in? Very unusual. I really liked this place and would highly recommend a visit.
Posted by CARL
4th October 2010ce

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