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|Description ||The Starwell is quite a large spring that flows from a slope and into a small stream. If you are lucky you may find one of the tiny star shaped fossils (crinoids) which give the spring one of itís names. These fossils are freed from the underlying rock by the water, carried to the surface and deposited in the silty bed of the spring. We spent some time sifting about in the icy water (closely watched by a herd of curious cows) but found only a few modern coins, no doubt left by previous visitors. A nearby resident said that over the years she had found several stars. Local legend tells that the stars are fossilised elderflowers.|
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