Palmer Hill, Cumbria

'Holy Well', King Water

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The 'well' is described as 'sulphureous' on the map but anyone expecting much will probably be disappointed. There is a small seep issuing from a crack with evidence of mineral deposits below it and a slight smell of bad eggs. It is a bit like the mineral spring at Gilsland [[4588642]] but in a much more remote situation and without the development. Although marked on the map, the spring is quite tricky to find, being close to the river and below a decaying set of stone steps. Anyone fancying 'taking the waters' can take advantage of the tethered metal cup (I chose not to!).

Uploaded to Geograph by Karl and Ali on 6 September 2016

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