Legends have it that the two pools are bottomless and that they’re connected, as they are both at the same level above sea. The two pools are also many hundreds of feet above any known spring in the district.

Mermaid Pool, near what was the Mermaid pub, and Doxey pool, which can be found on top of the Roaches fairly close to rockhall cottage, are home to a mythical mermaid.

The mermaid, who is also known as Jenny Greenteeth, is said to lure you into the pool to your death and even birds won’t fly over it. Most believe this tale comes from the dangers of the pool and is told to keep people away from the edge as the green algae can cause people to slip in.

In 1947 two ladies even said they saw a monster, a head came out of Doxy poll and tried to attack them.


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