Sunday, 29 June 2014
Ghostly funeral processions travelling through the Dartmoor mist have sometimes been seen along this ancient pathway. Lych Way is a track along which people used to have to carry the dead for burial at nearby Lydford where interment of the deceased was compulsory, so for people living on the far side of the Moor, this was an arduous task especially in the winter months. Things became slightly easier in the 1200's when Widecombe was permitted for use, however the ghostly site has still been reported in modern times.
Every June at Buckholm Tower, hounds are heard and are said to be chasing the soul of the Laird of Buckholm on the anniversary of his death, reportedly a cruel and evil man. The dogs are said to roam the dungeon at the tower for the rest of the year.
Near Ayr there is a tale of a shuck who was not guilty of a crime he was blamed with. The dog is said to run around a local woodland on occassion at night - once blamed for killing a child, the hound was later vindicated, he was trying to protect the infant from a wolf.
Saturday, 28 June 2014
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