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Wayland's Smithy, Ashbury

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  • August 18, 2017
    Situated alongside the historic Ridgeway, Waylands Smithy is a neolithic long-barrow (burial mound), now surrounded by trees, giving it a tranquil location. It is difficult to imagine it without the t...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    It may be a thirty minute walk from the official car park but its certainly worth the effort. there are other chambered tombs not a great distance away but WS stands out as something special. it is hi...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Situated just off the Ridgeway I used google maps to drive up a tarmac road to a few hundred yards east of the site. There was room for 3 or 4 cars (a minibus tour had done the same) leaving a 5 minut...  more »
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  • Peaceful, no one around ; atmospheric . You can't enter the Barrow except go in a shallow entranceway with a small enclosed space either side. No parking allowed by it (restricted access) down a very bumpy track! No facilities. You are expected to walk from the NT car park for the white horse but there's not much signage and it's not even mentioned on their information board
  • This is a lovely little neolithic long barrow. If you're in the area to visit the White Horse, this is nearby. You have about a 10 minute walk along the Ridgeway path from the nearest parking.
  • Definitely worth a stop if you're going along the Ridgeway.
  • It's a smithy in wayland. A bunch of rocks and stuff to escape from the rain
  • Wonderfully tranquil place where as legend has if you leave your horse over night it will be shod by morning as this is one of the entrances to the underworld hence the name Waylands Smithy

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