The St. Michael Alignment is perhaps the most prominent and intriguing of the many ley lines that criss-cross Britain. It is 350 miles long from Lands End in Cornwall to Hopton-on-Sea, on the Norfolk coast.
|Saint Michael Alighment|
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Their existence was suggested in 1921 by the amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins, whose book ‘The Old Straight Track’ (1925) brought the alignments to the attention of the wider public.
|The hurled Hurlers - Standing Stones|
Watkins believed that the ancient features, such as Standing Stones, Wayside Crosses, Causeways, Hill Forts and Ancient Churches on mounds … were connected by ancient trackways, linking one hill top to another in a straight line.
|St Michael's Mount in Penzance Bay|
The St Michael’s Mount Ley Line traverses this island monastery off the Cornish Coast … diagonally tracking up through Cornwall – touching the Hurlers … see H … and onwards towards Norfolk.
|Lane near Launceston, mid north Cornwall|
How many Cornish Lanes does it criss-cross, we will never know … as the land was enclosed, hedges were built beside existing tracks … transporting goods and animals was time-consuming, so parishes tended to have an intricate system of Lanes ensuring the distances to be travelled were as short as possible.
|Red Campion and Yarrow|
on a verge side hedgerow
That is L for Ley Lines criss-crossing the Lanes of Cornwall where perhaps you could Lay yourself down to Lazily Look at the Lush woodland-edge flora … from Aspects of British Cornwall …
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