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“Hypnotic, magical place lost in time.”
Review of Madron Well

Madron Well
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The well itself is quite hard to find and hard to get to most of the time. The easy way is to go to the baptistry cross over on the left into a field and turn left. The well is in the woods. Most people think they have reached the well when they see the clootie tree.

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Although we stayed in marazion our friends live in Madron so of course we visited the Madron Well which was well worth going to see

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Reviewed July 24, 2011

We combined our visit to Madron Well with Lanyon Quoit, Men-an-tol, Nine Maidens and a couple of other ancient monuments in the same area. We had approached the area along the B3306 around the north of the peninsula from St Ives, which was a bad idea – while very pretty, the B road is about as narrow as can be imagined in places and the going was slow with a lot of pulling into passing places and nerve wracking blind-ish corners. As it turned out the unrated road up through Madron past Lanyon Quoit was a much better drive, with better visibility, less traffic and the stone fencing not quite as close to the road – strongly recommend approaching it from that end.
Madron Well lies just outside the village of Madron and was easy to find – an obvious signpost (after asking another tourist who had no idea). We parked on the verge where another sign to the well indicated a footpath (avoiding the boggy ground) and walked the few hundred metres to the “cloutie trees” next to a trickling stream. Apart from the colourful cloths tied to the trees, the stream was unremarkable, but it is the cloths that give it some atmosphere. None of the cloths were of great age (I gather someone cut them all off a few years ago). We then walked on a short distance (50 metres?) to the ruin of the old celtic church which has a spring in one corner. Someone had left a bunch of wildflowers on what I presume was the old stone alter and there were offerings of wildflowers around the spring – quite touching really and very pretty – quite photogenic. Lots of wildflowers out while we were there, so a very pretty short walk. Also lots of stinging nettles, so watch out!
Obviously it was free - we were the only ones there (apart from a farmer in a tractor in a nearby field), so could have taken our time, but a quick visit was enough.
If you aren’t already in the area, or unless you combine the visit with some other things, a lot of people wouldn’t consider it worth the effort. But then, where I’m from there is nothing like it, so it was on my list for a brief visit.
As far as I can tell, the nearest toilet facilities & place to eat lunch would be several km away at Heamoor on the outskirts of Penzance.

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Reviewed September 4, 2014
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