Land’s End

10341983_10152614129437272_6864651234622495566_nThere’s something oddly stirring about standing on a cliff top at the very edge of the earth, so to speak. Land’s End is the most south-westerly point of England, and if you visit at sunset, when the throngs of tourists have trickled away for the evening, it is quite magical.

On the drive down everything is the last of it’s kind: ‘the last pub in England’, ‘the last post box in England’ etc. etc., which is quite charming really.

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Madron Clootie Well

tumblr_na7q4qHJP51rnseozo2_1280A clootie well is a well or spring, usually with a tree growing beside it, with supposed magical healing powers. Back in the day sick or injured people would make pilgrimages to the site and bathe naked in the waters then circumnavigate the well three times before resting on a nearby hill. A strip of cloth would then be torn from their clothes and tied to a nearby tree, the belief being that as the cloth deteriorated so would the ailment.

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