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Megalithomania 2019 - 11th May 2019
Network of Ley Hunters Stall at Megalithomania 2019 in Glastonbury.

Image by Denis Chapman

Pilgrimage Update - 22nd April 2019

 On Saturday 13th April, three of us set out from Glastonbury in Somerset with the ultimate destination being Glassonby in Cumbria (near Long Meg and her Daughters stone circle; nearest railway station Lazonby).  This ley is the meridian (approx. 2°41” west of Greenwich) running north from Stonedown (above Gog and Magog trees) at Glastonbury.

The three were Jenny Eden, Stuart Marsh and Laurence Main.  On this first day we confirmed the ley on Stonedown (crossing with the Michael Line and the ley to Stonehenge).  We have not yet received a name for this ley.  Neither do we have names for the male and female serpents which coil around it (like the Michael and Mary serpents from Cornwall to Norfolk).  No colours have come yet, either.  Gog and Magog felt visited by the female serpent.  We were only going to Wells on this glorious, sunny day, so we strayed to possible Templar territory or Wells dragon connection by walking a total of 12 miles via Launcherley (ST549430 on OS Explorer 141) – this name appealed to the launch of a Ley Pilgrimage – then the lovely waymarked Monarch’s Way footpath through woodland on Worminster Down (worm…) and into Wells to the Bishop’s Palace and cathedral.  We knew we were off (to the east of) our lay but this was a good walk, explored possibilities and ‘felt right’.  The Holy Grail did come to mind near Launcherley.  I don’t know why.  We carried little (picnics), having camped at Glastonbury (Avalon campsite) and leaving our tents there for four nights.  The excellent bus service running between Glastonbury and Bristol (just to the east of the ley) invited us to use it each day, thus saving the need to backpack.  We have yet to camp, sleep and dream on the ley.

Jenny and Stuart just did the Saturday.  I carried on alone (as planned).  On Sunday 14th April 2019, I took the 7:53 am bus back to Wells and walked 14 miles northwards, mostly along the Monarch’s Way (again to the east of the ley) and climbing to nearly 800 ft in the Mendips.  Another lovely day and walk, soaking in the atmosphere.  Ambling along (no backpack) at 2 mph.  Female serpent felt at Fair Lady Well (ST544507) near Priddy Mineries.  Bearing east to Litton (ST593547) and north towards Hinton Blewett, I was told Brexit MP Rees-Mogg used to live here.  Going east on the limestone link footpath I visited the famous old church at Cameley (ST610575 on OS Explorer 142) with its wall paintings, heads, Rees-Mogg tombs and Templar connections (female serpent?).  I took the bus back to Glastonbury from Temple Cloud (Temple….).

The 7:11 am bus from Glastonbury dropped me at Temple Cloud on Monday 15th April, for another sparkling walk (of 13 miles to Bristol Temple Meads), Stanton Drew stone circles, Maes Knoll hillfort and Wansdyke.  All far to the east of the ley but on the feminine serpent?  Hengrove in Bristol (Hen = old = old grove).  I took the bus back to Glastonbury from Temple Meads (Temple …).  I’ve crossed the River Avon.

When I return (soon), I’ll head north-west to the ley, cross the Severn Bridge and head up the Wye Valley from Chepstow via Tintern to Monmouth.  More when I’ve done it!

Flexibility is the key re: dates (weather etc.) but please telephone me (Laurence Main) on 01650 531354 if you’d like to join ‘along the ley’.  Some people have already ‘booked’ sections.  I’m rarely away from home for more than five days at a time and do have an answerphone.

Come on a Pilgrimage! - Update 13th March 2019

Muster at 9am on Saturday 13th April at the entrance to Glastonbury Town Hall if interested in joining the first stage of our pilgrimage from Glastonbury (Somerset) up to Cumbria - Walking!  Please phone Laurence (by 9th April 2019 at the latest) on 01650 531354.

See below for further info.

In Memoriam

David Shead - 03/02/1956 - 21/02/2019 - R.I.P.

Dave was instrumental in the formation of the Network of Ley Hunters.

Cremation will be at Bournemouth Crematorium Thursday 14th March 2019 at 2pm.


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2020 News - Alfred Watkins County Moot (Herefordshire)

Confirmed dates for this 2020 Moot - Sat 23rd May 2020 to Sat 30th May 2020

Campsites, B&Bs, coach, itinerary to be confirmed.

Come on a Pilgrimage!

Walk (backpack?) every step of the way from Glastonbury in Somerset to Glassonby (then Lazonby railway station) in Cumbria in a series of walking trips starting early in 2019 and aiming to finish by September 2019.  If you can only do a bit, say one section of maybe 50 miles, that’s fine.  If you prefer not to walk but to drive, you could convey our backpacks whilst we walk.  We will be following footpaths whenever possible and probably camping wild at sacred sites along the way.  We’ll see how the Pilgrimage wishes us to do it!

The straight ley approximates to the meridian running north from the eastern side of Glastonbury (the Stonedown/Gog & Magog area), about 2 degrees 41 minutes west of Greenwich.  We’ll also dowse for male and female serpents which we have yet to know where they’ll go.  We’ll learn as we go.  Flexibility is an obvious need (not least with the weather).

Expect to visit Tintern Abbey, Kymin Naval Temple (near Monmouth), Dinedor (near Hereford), Blackwardine crossroads (of Alfred Watkins fame), Queen Eleanor’s Bower (near Shrewsbury), Whitchurch and much more …. Finishing with Shap, the Goggleby Stone, Long Meg and her daughters (in time to converge with the Spine of Albion at our Moot in Cumbria next September).

Contact Laurence on 01650 531 354 or 9 Mawddwy Cottages, Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth  SY20 9LW UK for more information.

Spine of Albion - Field Trip Moot September 2019 - Early News

Book NOW for our Spine of Albion Moot 2019 with authors Gary Biltcliffe and Caroline Hoare, in Cumbria.

Visit Kirkby Lansdale, Shap, Mayburgh, Long Meg, Carlisle and Arthuret on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 14th, 15th and 16th September 2019. Our own coach and Driver (09:30-17:30 each day). Our base and a variety of accomodation is at Kirkby Stephen (reached by train). Book your bed in Kirkby Stephen hostel (including Friday night, 13th September) by phoning Denise Robinson on 07812 558525 or at www.kirkbystephenhostel.co.uk - you must Book Early!

Advance Moot Tickets are available now for £135. After 9th June 2019, Moot tickets will cost £180 (or £60 each day).  Reserve your seat on our coach by Booking early. We have to limit this Moot to 33 people.


Current plan is use Cumbria Classic Coaches

Here are the coaches Rosie a 1946 Leyland Tiger for Saturday
and Alex a 1949 Leyland Tiger for Sunday and Monday.




Cheques payable to 'Network of Ley Hunters' at the usual address.  Contact Laurence on 01650 531 354 for more information.

  Scilly Isles - Field Trip Moot June 2019  

Explore Lyonesse - The True Start of the Michael Line.  Come to our field trip Moot on the Scilly Isles in 2019.

Arrive and assemble on St Mary’s on Saturday evening 8th June 2019 and depart on Saturday 15th June.  Field trips to be led by Cheryl Straffon (author of The Earth Mysteries Guide to Ancient Sites on the Isles of Scilly) on Sunday 9th June to Friday 14th June 2019, inclusive (six days).
 
Book for this NOW by sending £90 per person.  NB+ You will also need to pay for inter-island ferries when on the Scillies - we will know the cost of these once next year's timetable is published.  BOOK EARLY!

Accommodation includes the Garrison campsite, St Mary’s (Tel: 01720 422670) and many B&Bs.  Tourist Info Tel: 01720 424031 or at www.simplyscilly.co.uk.

There is a Friday night sleeper train from London Paddington which arrives in Penzance on Saturday morning.  Go by ship from Penzance or fly from St. Just to St. Mary's.
 
Send your cheque/PO/Cash for £90 (payable to Network of Ley Hunters) to the usual address: Laurence Main, 9 Mawddwy Cottages, Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth  SY20 9LW  UK

Vision Quests with Laurence

Join Laurence on his Vision Quests.  Recent trips have included Carn Ingli (20/06/18) and Cadair Idris (21/06/18) over the summer solstice.

Contact Laurence on 01650 531 354 for more information.

Pilgrimage along the Greenwich Meridian - 2017/8 - update July 2018

Laurence has completed his solo Greenwich Meridian Pilgrimage (03/07/18) - backpacking from Sussex to Yorkshire, approximately 300 miles.

Contact Laurence (01650 531 354 ) for more information on this and other future potential 'highlights' pilgrimages.

Pilgrimage along the Greenwich Meridian - 2017/8 - update 7th June 2018

Join Laurence in our Pilgrimage along the Greenwich Meridian - backpacking from Sussex to Yorkshire.

​Laurence has reached March in Cambridgeshire.  The pilgrimage will hopefully resume next week continuing on to Boston - ending in Yorkshire by August.

Contact Laurence for more information.

Pilgrimage along the Greenwich Meridian - 2017/8 - update 6th May 2018

Join Laurence in our Pilgrimage along the Greenwich Meridian - backpacking from Sussex to Yorkshire.

​Laurence has reached Ware in Hertfordshire - 102 miles from the start.  The pilgrimage will hopefully resume on 21st May 2018 continuing in 1-2 week chunks - ending in Yorkshire by August.

Contact Laurence for more information.

Isle of Lewis Moot 13-21 April 2018

Our largely sunny and dry (if blustery) moot on the Isle of Lewis (April 13-21) was attended by 26 people.  Many thanks to all those who made the long trip to make it such a success.  A full report will be published in a future newsletter.  Meanwhile here are a few images from the week but also go to the Photos&Videos page for lots more images from the week:
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Bart O'Farrell - 11/08/1941 - 24/12/2017 - R.I.P.

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Lichfield Moot Reports

Check out Jimmy Goddard's excellent Lichfield Moot video report here ​ 

Isle of Lewis Moot 13-21 April 2018 - Update 09/12/2017

There are still spaces: late bookings still welcome - contact Laurence in the normal way.

Moot party (so far) consists of: Martin Braniff & Liza Llewellyn, Frances Brann, Denis Chapman, Caroline Combert, Jemma Cooper, Doreen Duthie, Jennifer Eden, Janine Fenneil-Ross, Colin Geddes, Lynne Habermacher, Mark Herbert, Martin Morrison, Jane Norman, Libby Pell, Dave Shead, Ruth Walsh, Glynis and Les Willmore, Linda Young, Jill Smith, Lois & John Darley and Laurence Main.
 
Final installments to be paid on 1st February and 1st March 2018.
 

IF we have enough interest (DO TELL ME), we could book our own coach and driver to take us from Ullapool to Inverness and stay overnight in Inverness Student Hostel.  Then we could enjoy a bonus trip on Sunday 22nd April by booking our own coach and driver to take us to see the Hill o’ Many Stones and the major cairns south of Wick, returning to Inverness for the sleeper train to arrive in London Euston (Crewe) on Monday morning 23rd April.  I need to know NOW if you’ll come on this bonus trip so that it can be arranged soon.

Come to Our Clitheroe Moot - 15/16/17 September 2018

Special Offer prices & free vegan lunch if you book by 11th June 2018.  Don't delay - Book today!

Saturday 15th September 2018 – 10:00 - 18:00 - in the St Mary’s Centre, Church St, Clitheroe BB7 2DG.

Speakers:  Eileen Roche (Pendle Witches), Mark Valentine (Forest of Bowland), Gary Bilcliffe (Spine of Albion) - we'll also dowse the Eden and Belinus serpents mating in the keep of Clitheroe Castle in the lunch break - Maria Wheatley (Elongated Skulls of Stonehenge), John Billingsley (Leys as Desire Paths) and Caroline Wise (Elen of the Pathways).  We will also dowse the Eden and Belinus serpent currents mating in the keep of Clitheroe Castle in the lunch break.

Enjoy Field Trips led by Gary Bilcliffe and Caroline Hoare with our own coach and driver (Hodder's of Clitheroe):

Sunday 16th September 2018 - Alderley Edge and Roman Manchester;
Monday 17th September 2018 – Whalley Abbey and Pendle Hill.

NB. No following cars.  No dogs.  Bring Picnics.

If you book Moot (and Field Trip) tickets by 11th June 2018, you'll receive a FREE VEGAN LUNCH in the Atrium on Saturday 15th September and other discounts.

Prices:  Saturday only £30 (or £20 if booked by 11th June 2018)
            Sunday only £40 (or £30 if booked by 11th June 2018)
            Monday only £25 (or £20 if booked by 11th June 2018).

All Mootgoers must be subscribers to the Network of Ley Hunters.  If two of you live at the same address, sharing one newsletter, a single subscription will do for both of you to attend our Moots.

Clitheroe is easily reached by TRAIN from Manchester.  There is a Camping and Caravan Club site one mile from the Moot venue.  Meet other Ley Hunters!

Book now by sending cheques/P.O.s (payable to Network of Ley Hunters) or cash to Laurence Main, 9 Mawddwy Cottages, Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth  SY20 9LW.  UK  - Tel 01650 531 354

Pilgrimage along the Greenwich Meridian - 2017/8 - update 06/12/17

Join Laurence in our Pilgramage along the Greenwich Meridian - backpacking from Sussex to Yorkshire.

​Laurence has reached West Wickham (south London).  The pilgramage will resume in May 2018.

Contact Laurence for more information.