In Search of the Stone Circles of Cumbria

In Search of the Stone Circles of Cumbria

It was one of those lucky mistakes. We’d got tangled up in the one way system through Keswick and ended up on the wrong road. We were about to turn back when I spotted a sign for Castlerigg Stone Circle. A stone circle? In Cumbria? We had to change our plans and go...

The Wing Maze – Pilgrimage, Penance or Pleasure?

The Wing Maze – Pilgrimage, Penance or Pleasure?

The last of my recent visits to English turf mazes was in the village of Wing, in Rutland. Like all these ancient mazes that I’ve explored, this one was deserted, sitting quiet and empty on the Village Green. And there were the usual questions. Is the maze just old,...

The Hilton Maze: More Questions Than Answers

The Hilton Maze: More Questions Than Answers

At first sight it is similar to any other English turf maze. But the labyrinth at Hilton, in Cambridgeshire, has one or two unusual features. Not only do we know the exact date on which it was cut, but that date is in the 17th century, rather than the more usual...

Being Amazed by the Saffron Walden Maze

Being Amazed by the Saffron Walden Maze

Last week I wrote about my fascination with old walls. Now I’m turning to another of my obsessions: medieval turf mazes. I’ve been on a quest to visit all of the eight remaining English turf mazes, and I’ve managed to tick three off the list in the last month. The...

Walking Through Newcastle on The Hadrian’s Wall Path

Walking Through Newcastle on The Hadrian’s Wall Path

If you’re walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path, you might be tempted to skip the first few miles, the part that goes through the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. After all, apart from the Roman fort of Segedunum, at the start of the trail, there is no Wall to be seen until you...

History and Archaeology at Vindolanda Roman Fort

History and Archaeology at Vindolanda Roman Fort

Older even than nearby Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda Roman Fort is the most important Roman site in Britain. It has been a source of inspiration to historians and archaeologists for centuries, and has been a fruitful source of artefacts and information about Roman...

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