Most of the reserve is fairly flat but for the rocky sandstone knoll crowned with Scots pine known as the Devil's Spittleful rock. A ‘spit’ was a spade’s depth and the area may have got its name from a digging diablo – although what he was seeking is not known! The entrance to a cave in the rock has become unstable and sadly, it is no longer safe to view. In 2007 the Trust acquired a number of fields adjacent to the reserve, which will be restored to create additional habitat
You English have come up with some unusual words and concepts over the ages: The Devil's Spittleful! indeed. Nice piece of Worcestshire red sandstone.
Yes some strange name and typical sandstone for Worcestershire, and one of several caves with stories to tell. We had also passed The Hermitage above Bridgnorth and The Devil’s Den near Stourton.
How are you coping with the aftermath of the fires?
Best Wishes Peter
Climbed all over the spady as a lad
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Photo taken in Bewdley, Worcestershire, UK
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