I do love a stone circle. There is something fascinating about the fact that, millennia ago, our ancestors expended the effort to place giant stones in specific patterns across the landscape, and we no longer really know why.
And when it comes to stone circles, Stonehenge is arguably the best known of them all. When I first visited the site as a child in the 1970s, you were allowed to wander among the great stones, and I remember people lying across the recumbent ‘altar’ stone.
Now, when you visit the site, you are guided on an anti-clockwise circuit around the monument, allowing you to appreciate it from all angles and see how it sits within the landscape, light changing as you move around the stones.
It is a place of great majesty and power, despite the toll that centuries and human intervention have taken on its original shape. And, as we drove away, it had one last angle to reveal, rising like a crown on the plain above as the land dropped away.
A place of magic, indeed.
Thank you for joining me on another Wednesday Wander! See you next time 🙂