Friday 13 January 2023

THE MYSTERIOUS MENACUDDLE CHAPEL & HOLY WELL


It was a dull, damp day but I decided to walk to Menacuddle, where there is a small chapel and  holy well. When I arrived at my destination all was quiet, with no one else about - perfect!


I snapped a few quick photos as I walked. The White River and the waterfall always fascinate me. The whiteness comes from the local china clay.


Looking back over the waterfall, to the right of the next photo, a chair can be seen. This is full size and is made of granite. It is known as the Druids Chair and sometimes even as King Arthur's seat.


The next two photos show the small 'chapel'. Visitors have left flowers.




The Chapel dates back to the 15th century and is now a Grade II listed building.  It is aligned east-west with the east wall built against the natural rock face. 




I followed the White River, there was a dampness in the air.


Water ahead but ...


... be careful as the water can be quite deep.


I took a different route on the way back but the river came with me.




Green topped water.


As the rain was determined to continue I was soon looking down on the waterfall once more.


The old bridge on the way out of Menacuddle.


Below is a newish part of Menacuddle, quite pleasant but a little too neat and organised for my taste. 


The rain started getting heavier so I made my way homeward bound.


As I walked I did stop when there were glimpses of the White River making it's way to the sea.



Thanks for popping in to visit my Blog. All good wishes ~ Mike.


5 comments:

  1. Cornwall has many of these interesting little chapels and this one built into the rock has a particular appeal. The rivers and streams in the Lake District have a brownish tint due to the peaty nature of the ground but the white river is most unusual. I liked the photo's of it. Cold, wet and windy here. 😊 🐢 🐕

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    1. Thanks David. I like visiting these old chapels and Holy Wells - often with stories to go with them. As for the White River this gets whiter as the rain increases. A chilly day here too, though not too much rain so far.

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  2. Unusual to see the green algae on the water in cold winter weather.

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  3. A belated happy new year to you Mike. Wow, the river is very white in those pictures, more so than other times you have snapped it. And doesn't it look wonderful set against those mossy greens. Looks like a lovely walk. I could do with one of those granite Druid's chair in my garden! :) x

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  4. Hello Lulu and a belated happy new year to you too. All good wishes.

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