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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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The Lost Wedding Party  – James Elkington

Reblogged from Walking with a Smacked Pentax: I have been spending a lot of time on the beautiful North Yorkshire moors recently, specifically around the lovely village of Pickering. There is so much to explore, and not knowing the area much … Continue reading

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Castlerigg – spectacle and speculation

Castlerigg was not always known by its more modern name. Once it was better known as the Carles… and a carl was a ‘free man’. The name Carl also has associations with royalty. ‘Rigg’ simply means ‘ridge’…  Perhaps it was … Continue reading

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Castlerigg – a mystery in stone

The squeaking continued pretty much all the way, as we drove through the Yorkshire Dales, through the northern Edge of Lancashire and finally into Cumbria.  The landscape here is amazing in any weather, but with the snow laying thick on … Continue reading

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Alternative archaeology

Mary Smith wrote in the comments of Going West – Walking with Angels, “Can’t help but notice there is a lot of shadowing going on in your most recent posts and am wondering where you are leading us?” I spent … Continue reading

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Going West – Pentre Ifan

It is a magical place. You are in no doubt of that as you walk along the path to the site. Hoary stones nestle in the hedgerow. Bluebells, those delicate woodland flowers that bloom only in spring, are blooming on … Continue reading

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Standing stones

We were coming to the latter end of our January ‘holiday’. Most of the week had been spent working on scripts and props for the workshop. In the morning, Stuart would polish the scripts while I went to work and … Continue reading

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