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Witch's Wate


<b>Witch's Wate</b>Posted by theloniousImage © thelonious
Nearest Town:Moffat (4km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   NT06210199 / Sheet: 78
Latitude:55° 18' 10.44" N
Longitude:   3° 28' 39.15" W

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22/03/2013 - As cairns go this is not the most exciting to visit. Just down the road from Beattock Hill hillfort, the heavily robbed cairn sits on a small knoll with little still showing. Probably of more interest is its name. Witch's Wate is the spot just north of the Crooked Road where travellers would arm themselves with a rowan tree “rung” and two pieces of red thread as protection against witches lying in wait there. thelonious Posted by thelonious
25th March 2013ce
Edited 26th April 2013ce