Walking Britain’s Ley Lines
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.
Part of Avebury Henge, the largest prehistoric stone circle in Europe (Credit: National Trust Images/David Noton)
Upton House and Gardens (Credit: Chris Lacey National Trust Images)
The view from Glastonbury Tor
The Rollright Stones
Foraging and dowsing in ancient Dartmoor (Credit: Visit Britain Images)
Group of walkers exploring the Yorkshire Wolds and East Riding countryside (Credit: Visit Britain Images)
Llanddwyn Island on the coast of Anglesey (Credit: Visit Britain)
Nine Ladies Stone Circle (Credit: Historic England)
Aviemore Ring Cairn and Stone Circle
Find out more: