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Walk that walk. Crazy nothing.

My friend is like that.   She is very stubborn.  She will not back down even if we are walking around in loops.  That is why I invented this walking tour.  You plug in your phone.  However many you are and you get on with your life. You see all there is to see. You don’t […]
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Wayland’s Smithy Burial Chamber

  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 […]
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Colour of Oxford Castle

  It was a blissful and rare sunny day after one long grey Winter as I walked past Oxford Castle and the brick work popped.     The old castle was built by the Saxons with a simple mound and tower to protect boundaries of a new settlement called “Oxenaford”  1000 years ago.  We are now a booming student city but just […]
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St Edmund and the Wolf

When the Danes invaded England around 800 AD the Saxon King Edmund fought to maintain the fort at Bury (in the East of England) and alas he ended up slashed by a Viking sword. His head was said to be found in a nearby woodland and was fiercely guarded by a wolf. Saxon soldiers battled the […]
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