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The Hanging Stone, near Neyland, Pembrokeshire

My first weblog after discovering this marvellous site. I was interested to read the comments about the great new house built next to the cromlech, altering its energetic field. Someone has o removed the sign at the end of the lane advertising the cromlech's location.

Anyway this is truly a magical site. There are more stones to the east, carelessly thrown into an hedge, probably formerly part of a double dolmen. That this was an important place and was still alive from Neolithic times to at least the Celtic era is recognised by local place names. For example, the cromlech is sited near the meeting point of two lanes - named Thurston and Oxland (the Celts brought the oxen to Britain and it was a sign of wealth and power). It is also situated in the hamlet of Hill Mountain, a curious name. Until one realises the cromlech is just east of a part hidden natural mound (from which its stones might have come) that when ascended affords uninterrupted panoramic views (as estate agents would have it) of the whole of Pembrokeshire. Not only south towards St Daniels, Lundy Island and St Govans etc but also now to the north and the great mysterious diaspora of the Preseli Hills. Truly an impressive location. Great swathes of peaceful energy radiate.

Looking south towards the Castlemartin ridge the only landmark to be seen is the spire of St Daniels church - a pre-Christian site with a circular churchyard and an holy well, reputed to be the early hermitage of the renowned Welsh saint, Daniel. Excited I drove around to St Daniels, and standing on the wall that encircles the churchyard I eagerly searched back with binoculars for the Hanging Stone. There it was - glinting silver in the sunlight, and alongside it the mound that made a hill into a mountain was so obviously present.

Posted by korgilud
24th October 2005ce
Edited 20th February 2006ce

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