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Cley Hill


Cley hill has a Devil legend attached to it. The Devil was travelling from Somerset carrying a huge sack of earth, with which he intended to bury the town of Devises. The people of the town had offended him in some way probably by converting to Christianity.

On his way to the town he passed an old man and asked him how far it was to the town. The old man looked at the huge sack of earth on the Devil's back, and guessed his intentions. He told the Devil that he had been on his way to the town for years, and that his hair had turned grey during his long search. On hearing this the Devil lost heart and dropped the soil where he stood forming the hill.

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