Clootie Well
Clootie Well
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Toni B
25 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
I don’t see what all the fuss is about. It’s about a 3 minute walk from the car park to the well which is in effect a small puddle with some coins in.

There were about 5-10 pieces of clothing hanging from the trees. There was nothing at all magical about the experience for us and we wished we hadn’t bothered.
Written 28 May 2023
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sarah
Marlborough, UK22 contributions
Sept 2022 • Family
I first went here 7 years ago and the wood was absolute covered in clothes and rags and admit it was a bit untidy but each item represented someone’s hope someone’s wish . Went there september and there was hardly any thing blink and you would miss the well it’s lost the magic and uniqueness of the place.
Written 28 October 2022
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Brian B
Forfar, UK397 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We visited the Clootie Well out of curiosity. Wish we hadn't wasted our time, not my cup of tea. A lot of old peices of fabric, in particular, socks. I guess if you believe in the myth it's worth a visit and I wonder how many who have tied something to a tree really do.
Written 30 April 2022
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SwindonWiltsMike
Swindon, UK110 contributions
Apr 2022
A quirky but interesting place. Definitely worth visiting if you're in the area and/or passing by, as only takes 20 mins to take a look around.
Written 25 April 2022
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Mags B
East Kilbride, UK797 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
A quirky wee place covered in cloths, facemasks, scarfs, socks!! 2 mins walk from the car park, a wee stop off place to see on your way past.
Written 6 April 2022
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rugby007
Alexandria, VA388 contributions
Oct 2021
Right off the road just to the northwest of Munlochy on the Black Isle is this fascinating cultural gem.

Legend has it that tying a rag to a tree in or around this well will help healing or relieve you of burdens. A visit here confirms that many people believe in this.

There is a sign right on A832 pointing to the well, as well as ample free parking and a trail sign guiding you to it. It's not far from the carpark, all of 100 yards.
Written 10 December 2021
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Rach
Liverpool, UK25 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
This is a must see, there are hundreds of ideas tie to the trees. Some have messages on them.

They say if you make a offering at the well and hope for healing. Easy to fine.
Written 12 November 2021
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alibatty🦇
Dundee, UK5,013 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Apparently “clootie (cloth) wells” are an ancient pagan Celtic tradition, whereby pilgrims would tie a piece of cloth in an area around a well, and pray to the local spirit/God for healing from whatever symptoms ailed them. As the cloth gradually rotted away, it was hoped that the illness would depart from the sick person.
This well is said to date back to at least the time of St. Boniface /St. Curitan who was a missionary in Scotland in AD 620, if not before then.
However, people with nothing better to do ( probably during lockdown ) have adorned the poor trees with all manner of rubbish - a lot of it synthetic and non-biodegradable. There are masks, belts, shoes, toys, hats, wraps, towels, underwear & florescent clothing - to mention a few of the unsuitable - when traditionally it should just be a strip of organic material. It presently looks like the contents of a charity shop ( or two) are strung around the trees and strangling them. Just another sad example of people taking an ancient custom and distorting it to suit their agenda.
It’s a pity as it’s a natural attraction that’s been turned into an unnatural one.
Written 19 June 2021
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tomalli68
Falkirk, UK634 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very short walk from the limited space car park. Interesting to see. Some really weird cloots in there. Not sure if I'd call it spiritual or creepy, possibly a bit of both. Doesn't take long to wander through it
Written 17 June 2021
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Glenn McDonald
Fraserburgh, UK7 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very atmospheric had eerie but calming feeling worth looking at and spending time there would recommend it
Only things spoilt it was face masks and micro fibre cloths hi viz waistcoats
Written 7 June 2021
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