This week, Willie heads to the Chapel Rock Well near Weem.
Although from below the cliffs look quite daunting, an easy but steep climb can take us up to the cave. In it is a well or bath hewn from the living rock. According to tradition, St Cuthbert spent many a night in prayer lying in this bath. It’s the Chapel Rock Well.
Locals have long believed its waters posses special healing powers.
If you stumble upon the entrance to another cave, I wouldn’t be too tempted to venture inside — it’s owned by the devil.
Inside it are untold treasures, which you’re welcome to take. However, to reach them we need to pass through seven iron gates. The gates open without a problem, but as soon as you pass through, they lock behind you!
St Cuthbert established a church at Weem. The present old kirk dates back to the 1480s and is just the latest in a line of successors. Inside, is a wee stone cross believed to have been carved by the Saint’s own hand.
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