Category Archives: Merlin

A church under wraps

After the Full Circle workshop had ended and we had taken our leave from the rest of the party, Stuart, Larissa and I went to visit a local parish church, St Kentigern’s in Crossthwaite. I had wanted to visit the … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXV: A lake of legends…

Next morning we were once again up and away early, though this time our first stop was only a mile or two down the road and still on Bodmin Moor, a place where there must be as many legends as … Continue reading

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Tintagel #midnighthaiku

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Wet walk with kites

From Addingham we drove round the edge of the moor to Dick Hudson’s, a pub known as a starting point for walkers. A short climb and you are up on the moors. The day was clear and windy, perfect for … Continue reading

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Heilyn…

“You may laugh all you like, but think of the complications of having a rabbit for a sibling!” Jamie howled and collapsed in a helpless heap on the grass. “I’m probably related to half the rabbits in Britain by now.” … Continue reading

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Old stone and bracken

Treading somewhat more carefully than usual, we made our way up to the stone we had come to see. From far across the moor the shadowed faces in its surface had caused us to name it the Merlin Stone. From … Continue reading

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Brief encounter…

Turning our backs on the lush green that fringes the little stream, we started to climb in search of the unknown stone we had seen the day before. It had been odd enough. As we had rested on the Companion … Continue reading

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“…. the bones of wise Merlin…”

“They’ve got guards,” had said our host, unequivocally putting the mockers on our planned look at the famous mound. Undeterred by his shaking head, we had decided to find the best spot to show it to our companions from the … Continue reading

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Anniversary offer- Sword of Destiny

While I wander the moors on which Sword of Destiny is set this weekend, the book celebrates its first year; a Kindle offer will be running for three days from 12th to 14th September. Sword of Destiny will be available … Continue reading

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Six miles

We called at Marlborough on our way to Glastonbury; an ancient town full of history where buildings of all periods cluster round a wide high street. The effect is sadly spoiled by the sheer volume of cars parked in every … Continue reading

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