SK9849 : Byards Leap

4 km from Cranwell, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Byards Leap
Byards Leap
According to local legend, hundreds of years ago, an ugly old witch called Meg and her black cat were held responsible for failing crops and dying cattle on Ancaster Heath. A local knight 'Big Jim' and his trusty steed Byard approached the witches hovel .... she attacked them and sunk her claws into Byard who made a prodigious leap, greater than any horse had ever made before. The witch fell off whereupon Big Jim dismounted and killed her. The four horseshoes mark the spot where Byard landed and has been known as 'Byard's Leap' ever since. A true story ?
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Wednesday, 1 March, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 March, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 989 493 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.9372N 0:31.5368W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 989 493
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