NEWBIGGIN ON LUNE 01A - St Helen's Well
St Helens Well at Newbiggin on Lune in the Eden District of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
St Helens Well (or Holy Well) was traditionally believed to be the source of the River Lune, but that is now known to be on the high slopes of Green Bell on Ravensdale Common. This natural, clear water spring provides the perfect habitat for pretty little pale blue water forget-me-nots and because of this, the newly emerged spring waters were barely visible when this photo was taken.
Behind St. Helen's Well can be seen the raised ground that was the site of the medieval St. Helen's Chapel.
September 08, 2017
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