Tag Archives: Iron Age

A Dorset Weekend With The Silent Eye – Part 2 ~ Helen Jones

Reblogged from Journey to Ambeth… Helen Jones continues the story of her experience with the Silent Eye in Dorset: Still officially on a blog break, I swear. But there is more to tell about my trip to Dorset, so here … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – In search of King Arthur

We wandered the summit of Cadbury Castle, each of us alone with our thoughts before gathering once again at the centre to speak of archaeology, history and legends. Now, legends are all very well, but many a place has adopted … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The ramparts of Camelot

We had only a short way to walk to our second site of the day. We were only going to climb a hill, which sounds simple enough, but there can be few places where fact, fiction, folklore and otherworldly dreams … Continue reading

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Ben Griam Beg – a speculative archaeology – Gavin MacGregor

Reblogged from Gavin MacGregor at heritagelandscapecreativity: Coblaith furiously lashed the flank of the mud splattered beast as it stumbled up the slope. They had already lost two of their bulls. The first had plunged into a bog pool, thrashing and … Continue reading

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Caisteal nan Coin Duibh – ‘the Castle of the Black Dogs’ by Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: Ten minutes’ walk from the hazel grove (described in my previous post) brought us alongside a field of rough grass and bracken that rises quite steeply to a natural rocky outcrop. Built into the top … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of the Ballachulish Goddess

Reblogged from heritagelandscapecreativity: The Ballachulish Goddess was discovered in 1880 beneath about 10 feet of peat. When she was lifted from lying face down, her quartzite pebble eyes stared forward, unwavering. How remarkable it would have been, when she was … Continue reading

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Going west – Back in time

“It’s for kids.” I detected a distinct lack of enthusiasm. Granted, the site has been made into an educational experience, but the fact remains that Castell Henllys is a real archaeological site and quite unique, for while it was being … Continue reading

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UPS, Lost Stones and a question of Time

The four of us donned what protective gear we had with us and set off over the moor. It soon became evident that we should have brought Wellingtons. Stuart was the only one thus sensibly clad and my walking shoes … Continue reading

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Never trust the map

According to the little map in the book, if we parked in the layby it should be no more than a few minutes’ walk to the stone that was marked there. Now this was, we hoped, the elusive standing stone … Continue reading

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