Byard’s Leap

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: Byard’s Leap
    As usual there are many differant versions of this legend and in many of them Black Meg is a witch.  With her black cat familiar she was considered responsible for failing crops and dying cattle on Ancaster Heath.

    The knight is sometimes called ‘Big Jim’ and the leap has been described as long as 500 feet.

    Byard’s Leap has however got historical connections with knights and was part of the Knights Templar preceptory of Temple Bruer.   It is thought that Byard’s Leap was used as a training site for mock battles.