Beltane fires were burned upon the crags here in bygone centuries.
Last weekend M hiked to the Druid’s Well in Bingley and took many wonderful photos of this holy well. The photos reveal a lush Seelie Court. It is a place of historic fairy sightings and where the destroying angel mushroom grows.
The companion well, The Altar Well, seems now buried but the Druid’s Well still swells from the earth in a sandy bed, fern-draped and lush with lichen. Also called the Druid’s Spring or Hollin (Holy) Well. M washed his face there.
Perhaps I can visit one day– though the way is quite steep and my dodgy foot often will not allow me such daring.