Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 Ancient Sites Tours with Hugh Newman & Michelle Bullivant

WANDLEBURY, THE GOG MAGOGS and BARTLOW MOUNDS
Saturday 30th June (tbc) - Full Day Tour (see schedule below)
10am: Meet at Robin Hood Pub, Cherry Hinton. 
email: info@megalithomania.co.uk for more info


FULL ITINERARY
10am: Meet at Robin Hood Pub, Cherry Hinton.

CHERRY HINTON KINGSHIP STONE:
Firstly we take a look at the 'Cherry Hinton Kingship Stone", an unusual megalith with a footprint carved in it, that could be of prehistoric origin. Folklore of such stones relate them to kingship stones where the tribal leader would give out laws from his sacred rock and in Celtic times, the pilgrim would place his foot in the hole, to get luck for his journey. We will each do the same before we set out on our journey today.

GIANTS GRAVE SACRED SPRING:
Just across the road, a famous water source that supplied much of Cambridge, that has unusual earthworks and archaeology discovered there.

WAR DITCHES & LIME KILN HILL:
We drive up over Lime Kiln Hill towards Wandlebury, where Michelle will give an outline of the incredible earthworks, tall skeletons, Crystal ball and other archaeology that was discovered upon the hill and called the 'War Ditches'. The site has now been destroyed, due to chalk quarrying. On the way over the hill, we see a great view of Cambridge.

WORTS CAUSEWAY:
We drive through Worts Causeway, an ancient crossroads and the famous Cambridge Ley.

WORMWOOD HILL:
We park up at Wandlebury and first visit Wormwood Hill, thought to be a huge man-made tumulus that has ghost stories, legends and strange energies associated with it through the centuries. It is also the starting point of the 'Cambridge Ley'.

THE CHALK HILL FIGURES:
Resdiscovered by Tom Lethbridge in the 1950s when he was excavating Wandlebury, these incredible landscape figures are controversial to say the least, but the location of them is known and can be seen in old photographs.

WANDLEBURY HENGE:
The incredible circular earthwork of Wandlebury is the crowning glory of the greater landscape atop the Gog Magog Hills. We will walk the perimeter, do some dowsing on the Mary Energy Current and get an introduction to the Loxodrome alignment that Christian O'Brien discovered, that stretches 21 miles south from here. Michelle will give an outline of the archaeology discovered there and what has been discovered in the surrounding countryside.

1.30pm: LUNCH at local Farm Cafe

2.30pm: BARTLOW MOUNDS
Bartlow Mounds are a sight to behold. Formerly seven large conical mounds, the largest now being 44ft high. One of them is a spiral mound on private grounds that we can arrange private access to. They mark the path of the ancient Icknield Way and the Michael energy current runs close by. We will try some dowsing here to see if we can find it. In Bartlow Church, there are old dragon paintings.

HADSTOCK SPRING:
A beautiful sacred spring that the Michael energy current goes through. Numerous stones are found all over the village, suggesting the prehistoric nature of this site.

LINTON MEGALITH:
Involving a short walk to the Olde Town Hall, a recumbent monolith sits upon the Icknield Way, close to Linton Church, by the stream.

GOG MAGOG HILLS - Little Trees Tumulus:
We will finish the tour atop the highest point of the Gog Magog Hills, where an ancient mound marks this geodetic hotspot. Two 'leys' are said to bisect here with the Mary energy current.

Return to Robin Hood Pub Car Park by 5.30pm. Feel free to join us for Dinner.

Further Tours Schedule Coming Soon - More dates being added soon

To book a group on to any of these tours, or if you would like a tailor-made tour, please get in touch at: info@megalithomania.co.uk or 01787 221743. 

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