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St Nectan's Glen


This beautiful glen is home to two rock cut labyrinths of classical (Cretan) design next to a watermill in rocky valley. Each carving is about 12 inches across its face.

There is some conjecture about their origin. They may date from the Bronze Age or Iron Age period, but are more likely to be the work of a local miller in the eighteenth century.

St Nectan's Glen, Cretan Labyrinth: by Daniel ParkinsonSt Nectan's Glen, Cretan Labyrinth: by Daniel Parkinson

At the valley head is a 60' waterfall. Since pre-Christian times the Knieve has been a place of worship and healing.


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