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A Thousand Miles of History XXXVII: House of the ancestors

Our next stop was only about half an hour’s drive from the Templar Church, and the road took us through the silent green of Bodmin Moor. With a long drive still ahead, I restrained myself, albeit barely, from turning aside … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXI: The mystery of the weeping stones…

There was one more site we intended to see before we hit the road in earnest, and that was Lanyon Quoit. It is one of the best-known dolmens in Cornwall, probably in part because it is so easy to access, … Continue reading

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Going west – Coetan Arthur

Arthur’s Quoit came as something of a surprise.The huge neolithic tomb rises from the plateau behind St David’s Head, the angle and ridge on the capstone seeming to shadow the lines of Caer Llidi beyond. The capstone is around twenty … Continue reading

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Whispers in the West – part three from Steve Tanham

Reblogged from The Silent Eye, continuing Steve’s take on the weekend… Whispers in the West – part three After the group’s successful ascent of Carningli (panorama shot above), the second day of the Silent Eye’s Whispers in the West weekend … Continue reading

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Going west – wild geese and robins

I’d seen its name when I’d planned the route… though ‘planned’ may be stretching things a bit far; I had a vague idea and my companion had a map. From Kilpeck to Rhyader, somewhere near which we would find our … Continue reading

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