Brigantia’s Land: Sacred Sites in the North of England

by Mary Frankland

Arbor Low in the Autumn - photo by Michael AllenAround the world, there is a cry of joy: "the Goddess is returning!"  I believe that here in the north of England, She never went away but was hidden for a while in one of her secret places.  In this article, I hope to take you on an armchair tour of some sites which are or may have been associated with Her.

Arbor Low, Derbyshire

At first glance, you may not think this is as impressive as, say, Castlerigg in Cumbria, but it is a place dear to me as it is the first stone circle I visited many years ago.  On a clear day, you can see just about forever, although as this is in the Peak District and 375 metres above sea level, the weather mood can change very quickly.

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Breathing Goddess: Visions of Burnmoor – A Sacred Site of Cumbria

by Alex Chaloner

EskdaleIt seems that many people who have a love of the Goddess also have a love for the ancient cultures and sites upon which She was worshiped and venerated. We don’t have to go too far on these fair isles to come across circles of stone and earth, spirals carved into rock and natural pools and hills sacred to the Goddess.

The complexes of Avebury and Stonehenge in Wiltshire are popular with Goddess-loving people as are the mounds and passage tombs of County Meath in Ireland. But it’s to Cumbria I would like to take you, to a lesser known site scattered and hidden within the Lakeland Fells where the Goddess still breathes.

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