Wayland’s Smithy

August 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm (Uncategorized)

I visited Wayland’s Smithy in Oxfordshire, near Uffington Castle and the White Horse.  It was definitely not an easy trip to make via public transportation and with my deplorable land navigation skills, but I made it.  I think we did about a 14 mile hike all told, including a sprint to the bus station to get the last bus out of Swindon for the night.  My teenage daughter reached remarkable heights (or depths) with the profanity and surliness that she hurled at us all day as we traipsed up hills, climbed all round the hill fort and White Horse, and had a picnic at the Smithy.  So now I have a picture to go with my annotated bibliography.

Here’s an aerial view, and here’s a whole set of photosThis is what it looked like before it was restored in the 60s. And here’s an amazing photo taken by someone I don’t know.  And a collection of Wayland images from various sources.


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