Category Archives: archaeology

Going West: Carreg Coetan Arthur

This was the third dolmen we had visited in three days whose name tied it to the legendary King Arthur… and three times three is a magical number. It is certainly a magical site and quite unexpected as you walk … Continue reading

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Going West: Carreg Samson

The jaws had dropped, the expletives had escaped and the cameras were out almost as soon as we exited the car. Even from a distance, Carreg Samson was spectacular, set against the backdrop of the coast… a smiling dragon resting … Continue reading

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Going West: Wild Things

As we walked towards Carn Llidi, we were surprised to see a little herd of Welsh ponies grazing on the hillside. These hardy and resilient ponies still live a semi-feral life here. They are beautiful creatures and very much a … Continue reading

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Going West: St David’s Head

It is a beautiful walk along the cliffs towards St David’s Head. The land is covered in an incredible variety of wildflowers, from the pink pompoms of thrift to the tall spires of foxgloves. The starry flowers of sedum nestle … Continue reading

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Going West: A Field of Peace

We gathered by Whitesands beach, just outside St David’s in Pembrokeshire… a small group of people from all walks of life, putting aside the cares and pressures of the daily grind to explore the sacred landscape of Wales. A time … Continue reading

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Castles in the ‘airth’…

* ‘In the early epic ‘Beowulf’ occur the similar words ‘beorh’ and ‘burh’. The first used only for a tumulus or barrow, which was a burial place. The second for a fortified or protected dwelling or enclosure. Continue reading at … Continue reading

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Beyond the bounds…

* It is not beyond the bounds of possibility, that a technologically advanced people could live more simply than their technology insists… * But outside the realms of science fiction writing it is highly unlikely. * The Ancients present us … Continue reading

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Out of Time – a Human Story

We were, had the world not closed ranks against the pandemic, supposed to have been running a workshop at Avebury this summer, looking at some of the less obvious sites and addressing some of the deeper questions posed by the … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Utterly Unacceptable…

Dear Don, Ah yes… Columcille…. it all clicks back into place now… My mind seemed stuck on Aidan… I am not surprised you are happy about the Minahane being revisited. There was so much more in there at second reading … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Sleepers…

After our second night sleeping in the cavernous car, we woke to a pale, opalescent sky over the stones of Callanish. Considering how many decades we had wanted to visit the site, it was a wonderful way to wake. It … Continue reading

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