The Wart Well

Walking with a Smacked Pentax

This strange looking rock is a ‘Wart Well’.

It is about 18 inches high, and around 3 feet long, and is situated near the great rock outcrop of Almscliffe Crag about 4 miles from my house.

Almscliffe is a very, very strange place – full of old legends and myths. It stands out like the prow of an old battleship and can be seen for miles around. It is no wonder that ancients revered this place. It is covered in ancient markings, if you know where to find them.

Almscliffe crag from 5 miles away - in dead centre of this photoAlmscliffe crag from 5 miles away – in almost dead centre of this photo

Legend says Giant Rombald (of Rombalds moor fame – the moors are a few miles away) was being chased by his wife and she threw some stones at him and where they fell Almscliffe was created. Another legend says the Devil dropped them on his way to…

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