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Avebury

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Fieldnotes

Avebury, as an area is unbeatable. There is so much here that even after four visits I have yet to reach the Sanctuary!

I would strongly recommended getting your hands on a copy of 'The Avebury Cycle' by Michael Dames. Whilst I don't agree with all of his conclusions, what he does achieve is to locate the circles and henge within a wider landscape that included other circles in the immediate area (Faulkner's Circle, South Circle, etc), long barrows, sacred hills, enclosures, rivers and springs etc etc. This is an essential book for an essential site. It will certainly help you plan future visits; the next time I go I'm planning on not even visiting the main circles/henge but just taking in the surrounding sacred landscape.
Posted by johan
3rd October 2000ce

Comments (1)

Yes I still haven't made it to the Sanctuary either!

Thanks for the book recommendation - it's really hard to get orientated when on the ground, there's so much to see but thanks to roads and trees it's actually quite hard to find things.

I got lost trying to find Faulkner's Ring. But i found some lovely tumuli instead and gathered some sticks for dowsing.
Posted by peculier
20th May 2011ce
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