Further along the cliff edge, close to the remains of St Edmunds Chapel, Wolf trail marker (6) depicts the martyrdom of St Edmund. Having surrendered to the Vikings, Edmund was tied to a great oak tree, whipped and beaten. Still refusing to renounce his religion, the Viking archers used him for target practice before finally he was beheaded. His head was taken deep into the forest and hidden amongst the undergrowth.
Legend or myth, the story of what happened to those searching for St Edmunds head is told next. Walk over to the remains of St Edmund’s chapel and the gardens to discover more