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Wayland's Smithy, Ashbury

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  • A magical place, a neolithic site well preserved and easy to visit. Wonderful places like this almost disappeared in the previous eras of ignorance and prejudice. It is within easy reach of the Ridgew...  more »
  • The good news is that if you want to see this monument you need to walk. It is set along the Ridgeway and is about over a mile from the nearest car park. Sometimes you need to walk to a place to get t...  more »
  • Its a bit of a walk from the National Trust car park to the long barrow, about 2.5 miles round trip, although the path is pretty much devoid of any uphill walking. The long barrow is nicely set in an ...  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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