Dragon Hill - where St George slew the dragon on St George’s Day (today) a long time ago. George was Cappodocian (nr modern Turkey), and probably never came to Oxfordshire. Theories abound as to what this site truly represents - the burial of Uther Pendragon, an ancient British King killed by the Saxons? Or perhaps the high levels of potash on the hilltop indicate Pagan fire sacrifices, which Christianity ended? Or maybe Uffington is on a “dragon-line” (as the Chinese call “ley-lines”). However we understand it, dragons in Britain today appear to be extinct. And George is popularly feted as the man who made this happen. Note the monoculture farming surrounding Uffington. Perhaps this is the extinction - the ending of life in harmony with other animals and plants - and promotion of human greed st all costs. Today 20 species a day are going extinct in the world. What do you think? To make up your mind your clearly, you can make your own St George/ Dragon pilgrimage along the Ridgeway - see BPT website for details: https://britishpilgrimage.org/portfolio/the-ridgeway/
Oak leaves bursting from the bud. Have you tried eating an oak leaf when it is yellow with youth? The tannins are barely there, and it is a strengthening joy to eat Oak. Also - #Oak before Ash - we’re in for a splash (not a soak). A warm and dry #spring is ahead: perfect for British pilgrimage. #oldway #pilgrimage #journey #oaktree #outdoors #eco #seek #holy #britain
Fulking Springs. At the foot of the South Downs between Lewes and Bramber. On the #OldWay pilgrimage to #Canterbury.
The Full #Moon Rising of #Easter...
Last Thursday, Guy of BPT and Jason Goodwin led about 40 pilgrims from Tower of London to Westminster Abbey along the London Royal Route - https://britishpilgrimage.org/portfolio/london-royal-route/ - on a weekday! The city was bustling, but the heartbeat of the quiet places still gently pulses amidst the scrum and thrust of commerce in the City of London and the City of Westminster. Join the next London pilgrimage on 16 May - https://london-pilgrimage-may-2019.eventbrite.co.uk
This is the way... #camino #footpath #pilgrimage #britain
Find your way... #pilgrimage #camino #britain
St Mary in the Marsh. Includes a self-portrait of the tower builder, and the burial of Edith Nesbitt, author of the Railway Children.
The “Law Oak” at Bonnington, Kent. A village where the quiet tradition of meeting for Parish Council sessions under the ancient Oak that has *probably* happened since before the Romans came (and continues today). When Augustine arrived in 597, King Ethelbert met him under an Oak tree for safety from his magic. Oaks have been British safe places for 1500 years. This one is at least 400 years old, and still buds for Spring.