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|Description ||This place is known locally as the Crone Well, I like to think the oracle or Guardian of the well lived here when they weren't burned for their knowledge. It is glorious at this time of the year, nature going riot.|
|We must have just missed each other, Hamish! I thought it was lovely too - (May must be the best time to visit) - and left a tiny bunch of flowers in memory of my dear old uncle who died last Wednesday. Picked one campion, one bluebell and one cowslip and wound a piece of goose-grass around their stems, and placed them in a niche in the stones lining the well, to the left of steps. I was fascinated by the glitter of the irridescent moss in there! The cloutie-festooned May tree looked nice with its blossom. I didn't realise it was known as the Crone Well: age-wise, that was a well-timed first visit! (PS: I did try to see if I felt any effect from the higher radiation that is supposed to be present, but can't say it made me sleepy at all.)|
|A magnificent scene indeed - last week I visited the well and the area around it was rather choked with bracken (which doesn't shoot up until early June). As for the radiation levels here - bear in mind that granite is a notorious rock for increasing background levels. If anything in my school science lab was 200% above background levels there would be an investigation by Health & Safety officers from the education authority! I'll take a geiger counter next time I visit.|
|I guess that living here, near Radon gas-saturated Dartmoor, makes south Devon people immune to sudden surges in radiation!|
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