During this sunny weather I visited a beautiful site, once believed to have been the home of Wayland, the Saxon god of metal working.
Human remains found on the site show an earlier burial structure was here between 3590 and 3550 BC.
Between 3460 and 3400 BC a second larger barrow was constructed on top. It is the ruins of this that we see above.
Original monuments often give way to bigger replacements. Everything evolves it seems.
Walking home along the Ridgeway the ‘white horse’ carving is visible. Up close it is hard to see the actual shape. It makes me realise the value of distance. Clarity emerges.
The shape of the valley seen below was carved by a glacier the ultimate design. It’s nice sometimes to feel slightly swamped by the enormity of the planet and then resume the day.
If you have enjoyed this walk with me through nature along this explosed hill site, my new garden book is free to download this weekend here