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Robin Hood’s Bed, Blackstone Edge, Lancashire

Legendary Rocks: OS Grid Reference – SD 97204 16356 Getting Here Follow the same directions to get to the Aiggin Stone.  Once here, go over the stile by the fence opposite towards the great geological ridge less than half-a-mile south.  … Continue reading

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Great Bride Stones, Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Sacred Rocks:  OS Grid Reference – SD 93329 26737 Getting Here Follow the same directions to find the Blackheath Circle, but instead of turning onto the golf course, keep going up the steep road until you reach the T-junction at … Continue reading

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Duncroisk 3, Glen Lochay, Killin, Perthshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 53447 35669 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24181 Duncroisk 5 (Canmore) Getting Here Two real ways to get here. Either (i) follow the directions to get to the Stag Cottage carvings of Duncroisk … Continue reading

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Two Lads, Withens Moor, West Yorkshire

Cairns: OS Grid Reference – SD 98394 22116 Getting Here Best way here is, from Mytholmroyd go up the Cragg Vale road for a coupla miles, then turn right and heading down, then up, towards Withens Clough reservoir.  Once there, … Continue reading

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Fairies Chest, Embsay Moor, North Yorkshire

Legendary Rocks:  OS Grid Reference – SD 98696 56105 Also known as: Fairy’s Chest Getting Here This is an awesome beast! You can either approach it from Nettlehole Ridge ‘stone circle’ as I did, or take the more sensible approach … Continue reading

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St. Alban’s Well, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – TL 1465 0670 Also Known as: Holy Well of St. Albans Archaeology & History This ancient and once sacred water source was described in local place-names such as Holywell strete and Holywellbrugge from the … Continue reading

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Adam’s Oak, Brierley, South Yorkshire

Legendary Tree:  OS Grid Reference – SE 4280 1015 Also Known as: Adam & Eve’s Oak Wind-gap Oak Archaeology & History Highlighted on the 1854 Ordnance Survey map close to the township boundary line as Adam & Eve’s Oak, between … Continue reading

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Lee Hall Well, Bellingham, Northumberland

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NY 861 797 Archaeology & History Very little is known about this forgotten heathen water source.  It was described in some notes attached on a piece of paper accompanying John Warburton’s description of Lee … Continue reading

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St. Helen’s Well, Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 295 329 Archaeology & History In the Holbeck area of Leeds, one of the three spa wells was previously patronised to this mythical saint, whose wells profuse in this part of the … Continue reading

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Murlaganmore, Killin, Perthshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 5402 3455 Also Known as: Morlagganmore Getting Here From Killin, take the Glen Lochay Road past the Moirlanich Longhouse, but keep on for another mile, and take the track on the left up … Continue reading

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