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Whiteleaf Cross

Christianised Site


This fantastic site is right on the ancient Ridgeway path, along a section of its eastern end, and is part of the scarp slope of the Chilterns looking out over the Vale of Aylesbury and Didcot, Oxford etc. It (the Ridgeway) is full of power, an important route since at least Iron Age times. I love to stand up here looking out to the West and Northwest in the knowledge that the same path will lead past hundreds of other powerful ancient sites all the way to Avebury. This area is linked with other barrows, camps and sacred sites at for example Pulpit Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon. If you dig for a little background history this whole area comes alive, fitting in with the rest of prehistoric southern England like a jigsaw piece.

I'm just wondering if some of the people getting pissed were me or my friends, mentioned by the previous contributor - nothing wrong with a little ritual libation! What a place to meditate or mark a solstice (we've NEVER lit campfires though).
Posted by jezzer
29th November 2002ce

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