Dozmary Pool, Bodmin Moor

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The mysterious Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor. There are many myths and legends attached to this small lake just south of Bolventor, not least its name; this is reputedly derived from 'Dozy Mary', an unfortunate girl who was murdered here.

Among the other legends are that this is the resting place of King Arthur's sword, 'Excalibur' - this is the lake of 'Lady of the Lake' fame.

Dozmary Pool is also the location of one of Jan Tregeagle's trials. It is said he was set the task of emptying the pool equipped only with a holed limpet shell.

Photo: © Helen Hotson

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