Uncovering the Mystery of Avebury’s Stones

Uncovering the Mystery of Avebury’s Stones

A group of people, standing in pairs at the centre of the stone circle, were performing a solemn ritual with exaggerated hand movements and stamping on scraps of paper. Perhaps an obscure Wiccan ceremony, or just a bonding exercise. Such sights are commonplace at...
The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

Hidden away, often far from cities or public transport, turf mazes are a puzzle of the English countryside. Many known to have existed across northern Europe, including at least 60 in England. However only eleven now remain: eight in England and three in Germany. The...
Visiting Lacock, the Village that is a Film Star

Visiting Lacock, the Village that is a Film Star

It is easy to see why tourists flock to the village of Lacock in Wiltshire. It has over 200 protected buildings, mostly dating back to the 18th century or earlier. At one time the Abbey and Lacock Estate were owned by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), an early...
Lustleigh: a Traditional Dartmoor Village

Lustleigh: a Traditional Dartmoor Village

It would be easy to miss Lustleigh, a traditional thatched village nestling in a valley between Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead. But if you’re visiting Dartmoor it’s worth making the detour. Lustleigh makes a perfect day out with country walks and the...