U.K Megalithic Tour - 10 Days on the Road Making a Documentary


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March 12th 2013
Published: March 16th 2013
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U.K Megalithic Tour - 10 Days on the Road



Me, Rich and Jay, my 'Modern Explorer' friends, hired a spaceship called 'Shrooms' and travelled from London to the Orkney Islands, just North of Scotland, then down to Landsend near Penzance in search of Megalithic sites such as the famous Stonehenge.



Jay flew in from San Fran so I showed him around London for a few days, then on the 1st March we picked up the spaceship and Rich, to start our Tour.



It was a real pleasure to be able to share my passion for megalithic sites with 2 great friends, who share my interest. Driving around the U.K, sleeping in a tent on the roof next to fields full of stones and filming a documentary matched any of my experiences during my last 10 years of travelling.






The night before we rode the London Eye and announced thet start of the tour








The Ancient Sites we visited




For details on any of these sites I recommend the Megalithic Portal





Day 1 (1st
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In the park next to the queens house
March) - Waylands Smithy Long Barrow

Day 2 - Castlerigg and Swinside Stone circles

Day 3 - Cairnpapple Hill, a nearby stone circle and Lundin Links standing stones set on the fairway of a golf course

Day 4 - Easter Arq + Driving to the Orkney Islands

Day 5 - Orkney Islands - Skellness Standing Stones, Brodgar Stone circle, Quarry, Skara Brae






Travelling back from the Orkney Islands










Day 6 - Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Circle

Day 7 - Rollright Stones

Day 8 - Chun, Lanyon and Trethevy Dolmen/Quoits and The Hurlers Stone circle

Day 9 - Brentnor Church

Day 10 - Stonehenge and Avebury





For more details about the sites we visited I will soon be posting a blog on my other blog dedicated to ancient sites and I will give far more details about the sites we visited with more photos and you will be able to see a sneak preview of the documentary. Subscribe to my other blog if you want to be informed when I post.





The documentary "Field of Stones - as they built them, we will come" will be shown on my youtube channel.



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The Castlerigg Stone Circle
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A model of the circle
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Rich showing the size of the rocks
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There was some kind of room within the circle
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Me and my compass
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Jay filming
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In the Lake District
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A unique and sedimentary looking stone
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My attempt at an artistic shot
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A strange circular ditch with a flying saucer inside
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Jay filming


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