A walk in the dark

The Silent Eye

uffington and rollright 008The White Horse, Uffington

For one reason or another, we have spent a lot of time driving backwards and forwards to Glastonbury since the birth of the Silent Eye. We never take the motorway, choosing instead to travel the slower, more beautiful route south and west into Somerset. The road leads through an ancient and sacred landscape, passing the White Horse at Uffington and beneath the stark contours of Barbury Castle before crossing an unseen threshold into Wiltshire. There is no need to be anything other than simply open to the moment to feel the difference; there is a change of gear, an indefinable frisson and you get a glimpse of the weight of ages carried in the memory of the land.

File:Barbury Hill Iron Age Fort.jpgBarbury Hill Iron Age Fort. Image: Geotrekker72 (CCL4.0)

The road passes beside Silbury Hill and the stone circles of Avebury and it was a simply as a gesture…

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