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Backstone Circle – a Very Strange Encounter by James Elkington

A little while ago we went walking on the moors with James Elkington. We passed Backstone Circle on the way back at the end of the day… it has always been an odd place with a strange reputation. In this … Continue reading

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Soggy Bracken and the Fairy Mine by James Elkington

On our recent travels, we did something we have been trying to do for some time… we met up with our friend James, from Walking with a Smacked Pentax, for a bimble across the moors to a mysterious and well-hidden … Continue reading

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Circles beyond Time – Ancient lines

Wading through the wet bracken, we knew, would be worth it, for on the other side of the green fronds there is a stone…and it is something a bit different, in  more ways than one. Several examples of Neolithic rock … Continue reading

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Almost a blog tour..?

Barring disasters, I am off on my travels again. It seems ages since I last went north and the withdrawal symptoms set in a while ago. We were supposed to be hopping over to Ireland this week on a research … Continue reading

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Rooted in the Land – Lifecycle

Sunday morning we had watched the dawn before breakfast then cleared our rooms and loaded the cars before setting off once more to explore the moors above Ilkley. This time we headed for the ancient carvings of the Haystack, climbing … Continue reading

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Not long….

An ancient landscape, shaped by glaciers and the hand of man. Mysterious symbols carved in stone amid the cairnfields. Quiet circles lost in the mists… and a small group of seekers taking time out of time, listening to the echoes … Continue reading

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Harvesting changes

Saturday morning we were up on the moor to greet the dawn. It was apparent that we were going to be doing so symbolically this time. There would be no golden orb rising in the east that we could see … Continue reading

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