Not long after Lilliard's Stone, and on the top of Down Law (to the left) stands Baron's Folly. This stone structure is reputed to have been built by a local Baron as a trysting place for himself and his lover, while a servant kept watch in case the baroness should approach. Who the Baron was does not seem to be known, but that he should want to build a love nest on top of a cold and windy hill, seems like folly indeed.
Below the folly is Baron's Folly Moss, an area of wet ground which has over the years become a pond. This pond is now used by a large range of water fowl, gulls and waders throughout the year.
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