Waylands Smithy long barrow

Waylands Smithy long barrow is ancient being early neolithic ; aged between 4500 and 3800 BCE. Located west of Dragon hill and Uffington white horse along the 5000 year old Ridgeway national footpath.

The name Waylands Smithy is said to derive from the Saxon god of metal working; today the site is managed by the National Trust.

Surveying the surrounding area I found a sheep skull in a copse half a mile from this site…

Sheepskull

 

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