Robin Hood's Well (Penhill, Wensleydale)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 54.275278, -1.914444
Adm. div. North Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity c. 100 m SE of beacon on east side of Penhill
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1856
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Robin Hood's Well on Penhill. The marker indicates the source of the well.
Red marker positioned near well head / Google Earth.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-11. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

A Robin Hood's Well high on the east side of Penhill in Wensleydale is included on the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1856.[1] The well is a "natural spring [which] emerges from the hillside running over a few small stones at first but then making its way beneath a slab of rock and plunging down the slopes between rough grass and bracken. Just above the well and overshadowing it is a healthy hawthorn tree, the only surviving one on this exposed shoulder of the hill."[2] Dobson & Taylor note it as "[a] well at the source of a hill stream on Melmerby Moor south of Wensleydale".[3]





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