It’s Sunday, we officially finished the first full week of the year! Yesterday, Chris, Ula and I had a little trip to small village called Trottiscliffe to see one of the earliest prehistorical monuments (dating to 3985- 3855 BC) in Britain. Coldrum Long Barrow is older than Stonehenge by more than 1000 years and is the least damaged prehistoric monolith in Kent.
Coldrum Long Barrow has been vested in the National Trust since 1926 as a memorial to local archaeologist Benjamin Harrison. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is set on small hill surrounded by beautiful wavy fields.
Many people believe that Coldrum is translated as ‘a place of enchantment’ and that this place is magical. We were lucky to witness some toys, pieces of fabric, loom bands, dream catchers tied to nearby trees. All these are from prayers for healing and forgiveness or honour to those buried on the site.
Despite the miserable and rainy British weather, we really enjoyed our trip there. We had a good 2-3 hour walk around in the fields and woods and really didn’t mind the weather or muddy shoes/ paws.
More photos can be found here.
Did you do anything excited this weekend? Let me know :)