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Postby Phill_dvsn » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 8:49 pm



I've nicked this off my mate Jogons flickr pics Regular Smiley
I think it's obvious why the baby well has dried up these days when you see the old photo in it's rightful place. They've meddled with the thing moving it when they demolished the tea rooms.

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Postby Steve Jones » Tue 08 Jan, 2013 2:59 pm

Thanks for the photo f the Babbling Baby Well very evocative.
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Postby Steve Jones » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 7:34 pm

to revive this thread.What is the best route to get to the slavering baby Well in Adel Woods?I mean the fastest,is it from Stairfoot Lane?
I ask because I want to take some of my Pagan Group there to show them it but have only been in the woods a few years back on a guided walk and am not sure how we got to it.
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 7:43 pm

Yes most definitely Stairfoot Lane is your best bet Steve.

You have the parking space, it's the shortest distance, and it's easier to come across the Baby well. Too many paths from the Ring Road direction.

    
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Postby LS1 » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 7:51 pm

What about from King Lane? Is it quick to get to from the path into the woods opposite the new Tesco? Can't remember now.
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Postby Leodian » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 9:13 pm

LS1 wrote:
What about from King Lane? Is it quick to get to from the path into the woods opposite the new Tesco? Can't remember now.


That is an easy way and the short track in the wood is nothing like as muddy as that coming from the Stairfoot Lane car park. Park near the Tesco and walk on Buckstone Road (on the left of the field and Nanny Beck, looking from Tesco). At the end of a short walk to a bend in the road go onto an obvious track in the wood and very soon (before Nanny Beck joins Adel Beck) you will see the Slabbering Baby on the left (but unless it has been very wet, sometimes not even then, there will be no water running out of the spring but water drains out a few yards away).

PS. If the short track in the wood is muddy then much of the track from Stairfoot Lane will definitely be a quagmire, particularly approaching and around the small pond on the higher ground near to but on the opposite side of Nanny Beck to the Slabbering Baby.    
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Postby Steve Jones » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 10:31 pm

Thanks for the advice.I was planning to go from Adel church to the woods.
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Postby Steve Jones » Wed 08 May, 2013 10:01 pm

LS1 wrote:
caveman wrote:
Has anyone any idea why the Revolution Well was so named? Was it anything to do with the Civil War perhaps?

It commemorates the 100 year anniversary of William of Orange coming to these shores - The Glorious Revolution as it was.

Erected by Jospeh Oates who lived somewhere Weetwood way...


bit of a late reply but theRevolution Well has a carved stone on the side giving the history.There is a stone monument to the oates family in the field opposite thanking them.They lived at the house across the road from the Revolution Well on Stonegate road which i think is still owned now by the diocese of leeds.
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Postby Fairysplash » Tue 18 Mar, 2014 12:55 pm

johnnyg wrote:
For some reason it kept giving me a code error when I tried to attach the image.

Here is the link to an old OS map. The zoom is excellent and you can see that a well is marked on what is now known as Sugarwell Hill. From what I can tell this is higher up than you have marked on your photo. I don't know if you have been there recently but there are some steps going up to Potternewton Crescent from the footpath. There is an overgrown area just to the left of the steps (that is left going uphill, if you dare!) and I am sure it gets a bit boggy there. I take my dog for a walk on the hill every day but normally avoid the steep path because I don't want to have to call mountain rescue if I collapse of exhaustion but, I'll make a point of having a rummage around someday soon when it stops chucking it down and I have time!

http://maps.nls.uk/view/102344914
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Postby Steve Jones » Tue 18 Mar, 2014 7:29 pm

Fairysplash wrote:
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Here is the link to an old OS map. The zoom is excellent and you can see that a well is marked on what is now known as Sugarwell Hill. From what I can tell this is higher up than you have marked on your photo. I don't know if you have been there recently but there are some steps going up to Potternewton Crescent from the footpath. There is an overgrown area just to the left of the steps (that is left going uphill, if you dare!) and I am sure it gets a bit boggy there. I take my dog for a walk on the hill every day but normally avoid the steep path because I don't want to have to call mountain rescue if I collapse of exhaustion but, I'll make a point of having a rummage around someday soon when it stops chucking it down and I have time!

http://maps.nls.uk/view/102344914


Interesting,I thought the well had been culverted when the city farm was built.I have been out to the farm but didn't spot anything.
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