Wow , on my Welsh escape yesterday I must have fallen into a time warp . And am now adding to my bucket list the Pavilland caves . 33000 years old and a story of climatic and geographical changes that blow your mind . Who was this man and why were people visiting this Sacred place even to Roman times !
My own wanderings with the Vale Ambassadors yesterday took me back to 3000 BC , which I thought was quite a feat and I greeted the morning sun at the entrance to Tinkinswood Burial chamber in the Vale of Glamorgan . Anghared Wynne told the story of Pavilland man and then I was smitten for the rest of the day . Anghared also shared theories of how the sight would have been used through time .Fascinating stories of Ancestor worship and a cautionary tale for ladies who may wish to dance on Sundays ! I think a great thing about these sights is that they are quiet and ideal for meditation or you can get up close and personal standing in the tomb if you dare . You do get a tremendous sense of discovery and you certainly feel that the past is just at the end of your fingertips .
My itinerary yesterday took me to many great places, but a key feature for me was walking in the footsteps of our ancestors in landscapes that would still be familiar to those people who came before us , foraging for herbs on the beach cliffs at Southerndown and listening to the stories about the tragic Walter Vaughn , looking for water at Marie Flanders Well, visiting the school of the saints at Llantwit Major or enjoying a meal with friends and celebrating a good crop of grapes at Glyndwr Vineyard. An exceptional day in the Vale of Glamorgan and many thousands of years of history not forgotten .