CHURCH IN THE STONE
Lying to the east of Wincle, Lud’s Church is a deep chasm in the rock, around 100 yards long and so narrow that sunshine barely penetrates. Legend has it that at various times Robin Hood and Bonnie Prince Charlie sheltered here, and the chasm is thought to have inspired the Green Chapel in the Arthurian poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In the 15th century, Lollards - denounced as heretics by the Roman Catholic Church - used Lud’s Church for secret worship. The name of it may have come from Walter de Ludank, a Lollard whose daughter Alice was shot dead when one of the services was raided.