Mayor's Dog Walks uncovers local Folly


Alongside keeping very busy with Town Council business, becoming proficient at Chairing meetings on Zoom for the several committees that he oversees on a weekly and monthly basis as well as the day to day running of the Town Council with the Town Clerk Rob Ward, Mayor Alan Rennles has been keeping to the Covid Guidelines whilst taking daily walks with his dog Bertie sometimes in Anchor Woods. Cllr Rennles is pictured here with Bertie at the Dripping Well, a  little-known spot in Anchor Woods.

Cllr Rennles said: “Throughout the pandemic I have been leading by example and sticking to the strict Covid rules and keeping local for my daily exercise. I’m not sure how many people know about the Dripping Well in Anchor Woods but it is said that the Victorians liked to take the excellent water here.

“The dripping well comprises of a drip issuing from ground level to about 2m up a sandstone bluff and the structure pictured is known locally as a form of folly. My wife Sue, Bertie the dog and I have enjoyed the local heritage whilst keeping to Covid restrictions. However, it is great that the town and life is slowly beginning to open up again and hopefully before too long will return to normal.”

The well, should you wish to explore and find it, is located on the eastern end of Anchor Woods right on the boundary with Fremington and Barnstaple parish lines.