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Castle Hill (Castleton)

Sacred Hill


Could be a bit of a dodgy posting this but here goes......

Castle Hill overlooks Castleton, with Peak Cavern (devils arse) below it.
The Normans built Peveril Castle on top of the hill, but local folklore reckons the druids used to worship there. Every Easter Sunday people from Castleton would climb the hill for sunrise, and then move on to drink from the Russet Well, down in the mouth of the cavern.

In one of the cottage gardens near the cavern a carving of a face was found on a stone and is thought to date back to the Iron Age.
Garland day usually May 29th( oak apple day ) is the surviving 'pagan' festival with a Green Man and loads of pissed up locals..
stubob Posted by stubob
13th November 2002ce
Edited 1st April 2008ce

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