Walking Britain’s Ley Lines

April 16, 2021

From issue 175 of Kindred Spirit (May/June, 2021), Susie Kearley details some of Britain’s most sacred walks

 

Sunrise at Stonehenge (Credit: English Heritage)

 

There’s something uplifting about walking along Britain’s sacred routes and spiritual pathways. Spending time in the countryside can make us more mindful, immersed in the moment and absorbing glorious views of ancient landscapes. Energy lines (also known as leys) were first discovered by amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins in 1921 and lead us along timeless routes used by our ancestors over thousands of years. These places were special to our ancestors and where leys intersect, monuments and stone circles are often found.

 

You can read all about these ancient walking routes in issue 175 of Kindred Spirit, on sale from 29 April, and click through our handy directory of featured walks here.

 

Wiltshire

 

Part of Avebury Henge, the largest prehistoric stone circle in Europe (Credit: National Trust Images/David Noton)

 

Durrington Walls Stonehenge Landscape walk

Great Stones Way

 

Warwickshire

 

Upton House and Gardens (Credit: Chris Lacey National Trust Images)

 

Upton House and Gardens Ley Line Walk

 

Glastonbury

 

The view from Glastonbury Tor

 

Glastonbury Tor Walk

 

Oxfordshire

 

The Rollright Stones

 

Chippy Rollright Walk

 

Dartmoor

 

Foraging and dowsing in ancient Dartmoor (Credit: Visit Britain Images)

 

Yes Tor and High Willhays 

Michael Line

 

Yorkshire

 

Group of walkers exploring the Yorkshire Wolds and East Riding countryside (Credit: Visit Britain Images)

 

Rudston Walks

 

Anglesey

 

Llanddwyn Island on the coast of Anglesey (Credit: Visit Britain)

 

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

 

Derbyshire

 


Nine Ladies Stone Circle (Credit: Historic England)

 

The Nine Ladies Stone Circle Walk

Stanton Moor and The Nine Ladies Stones from Winster

 

Scotland

 

Aviemore Ring Cairn and Stone Circle

 

Cairngorms

 


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Susie Kearley’s full feature is published in Kindred Spirit issue 175 (May/June, 2021) available from 29 April, 2021. Click here to subscribe and have each new issue of Kindred Spirit delivered directly to your door. Alternatively, you can purchase individual magazines directly from our website.

Posted by: Leah Russell

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