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Hole of Horcum

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Location type: Mountain
Location address: United Kingdom, Ryedale
Number of texts: 1
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The Hole of Horcum is a section of the valley of the Levisham Beck, upstream of Levisham and Lockton, in the Tabular Hills of the North York Moors National Park in northern England. The hollow is 400 ft deep and stretches 3/4 of a mile across. A “Devil’s Punchbowl” type feature, local legend has it that the amphitheatre was formed when Wade the Giant scooped up a handful of earth to throw at his wife during an argument.

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Linked themes: Geography, Geology, Legends and myths

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