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The Old Straight Track By Alfred Watkins

The Old Straight Track
by Alfred Watkins

This is a study of the ancient tracks or leys that criss-cross the British Isles, a system which was old when the Romans first came to Britain. This is a collection of the author's investiations of the ancient monuments, which he argues follow the paths of the planets.
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The Old Straight Track Summary

The Old Straight Track: The classic book on ley lines by Alfred Watkins

First published in 1925 THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK remains the most important source for the study of ancient tracks or leys that criss-cross the British Isles- a fascinating system which was old when the Romans came to Britain.

First in the Herefordshire countryside, and later throughout Britain, Alfred Watkins noticed that beacon hills, mounds, earthworks, moats and old churches built on pagan sites seemed to fall in straight lines. His investigation convinced him that Britain was covered with a vast network of straight tracks, aligned with either the sun or the path of a star.

Although traces of this network can be found all over the country, the principles behind the ley system remain a mystery. Are they the legacy of a prehistoric scientific knowledge which is now all but lost? And was their purpose secular or religious?

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The Old Straight Track Reviews

** 'A remarkable book... it will not be long before Alfred Watkins is recognised for what he was, an honest visionary who saw beyond the bounds of his time.' JOHN MITCHELL, author of THE VIEW OVER ATLANTIS

About Alfred Watkins

Alfred Watkins was born in Hereford in 1855 and was an enthusiastic early photographer, the inventor of much apparatus, including the pinhole camera and the Watkins exposure meter. His revelation took place when he was 65 and caused violent controversy in archeological circles.

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The Old Straight Track: The classic book on ley lines by Alfred Watkins
Alfred Watkins
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Little, Brown Book Group
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