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The Sanctuary

Timber Circle


22/03/2015 – Don’t really want to write individual fieldnotes for the various sites we visited today as other people have already written such lovely things about the places round here. I thought I’d just write about the place that in a way surprised me the most. Looking beforehand at the photos, I wasn’t expecting too much. In isolation, it just looked like a few concrete blocks in a field but can any site round here really be taken in isolation?

We started our walk at Silbury Hill and then onto Swallowhead Springs, West Kennett Long Barrow, River Kennet, The Sanctuary then back along West Kennett Avenue to Avebury stone circle and finishing at Adam and Eve. As megalithic walks go, I think this is the best I’ve ever done (just don’t tell them stones up at Stenness I said that).

My head was a little dizzy with happiness by the time we reached The Sanctuary. After a quick walk round the site, we just plonked ourselves down on the grass for a drink and a sandwich. From where we were sitting, the view over the post marks to the wider landscape beyond was lovely. The weather was nice with the early Spring sun having a little warmth in it now. It was a fine place to stop and rest and take in all we had seen in the morning before heading back to Avebury.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
31st March 2015ce
Edited 31st March 2015ce

Comments (3)

I have a big grin on my face that you've been to see Avebury. What a trip.

thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
31st March 2015ce
Two of the happiest days I've had in a long time :) thelonious Posted by thelonious
31st March 2015ce
Brilliant, that's what it's all about my friend. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
31st March 2015ce
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