Madron Well

Madron Well

Just west of Madron village a muddy trail leads through thickets to an ancient holy well which has been drawing visitors for thousands of years. Many come for the reputed healing powers of the water which bubbles up from an underground spring. Near the well is a ruined 12th century chapel and baptistry, fed by the same water supply.

Madron Well is a renowned and very mystical Holy Well / Spring to be found (if you are lucky) in some thick woodland up on the moorland beyond Madron to the northwest of Penzance. Nearby is an ancient baptistry through which much of the spring water is channelled.

Despite being much tidied up over the past decade, the site retains much of its air of magic and mystery, and is clearly still the site of much ritual.

Location

Madron

Cornwall

England