Standing Stones at Ramsdale, North York Moors: One of the most overlooked characteristics of the
Neolithic sites is their alignment with natural features. Here the triumvirate of megaliths at Ramsdale on
the North York Moors have a direct relationship with Brown Hill which protrudes over Fylingdales Moor to
Castle Hill, Huddersfield, Yorkshire: On the outskirts of Huddersfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire,
Castle Hill, viewed here from the Iron Age enclose of Royd Edge, rises out of the floodplain of the river
Calder like a northern Glastonbury. Although adopted as an enclosure by early Iron Age tribes, the
formidable ramparts that ring the hill today are most likely the result of re-cutting and interference during
Processional Neolithic avenue approaching Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor Cornwall. The avenue was identified by the’ Time Team’  and particularly Francis Prior. The avenue winds its way toward the Tor, consistent with the ancient regard for the meander, symbol of the feminine. The meander and the hill have obvious egg and snake/sperm comparisons.
Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire. With Dragon Hill at its base. ‘The White Horse of Uffington, with its elegant lines of white chalk bedrock, is thought to be the oldest hill figure in Britain. The image is a stylised representation of a horse (some would say dragon) some 374 feet in length, and is thought to date back as far as 1000BC in the late Bronze Age. Similar images have been found depicted on coins from that period, and it is thought that the figure represents a horse goddess connected with the local Belgae tribe. The goddess is generally believed to be one form of Epona, worshiped throughout the Celtic world.’ historicbritain.com
Brent Tor is a tor on the western edge of Dartmoor, approximately five miles (8 km) north of Tavistock, rising to 1100ft (330m) above sea level.
The Tor is surmounted by the Church of St Michael, the parish church of the village of Brentor, which lies below the Tor.
St Michaels Mount Cornwall, first Stop on The St. Michael Line, discovered by John Michell,. It links many places with St. Michael dedications across England, including St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall, St. Michael's on St Michael's Church Brentor, Glastonbury Tor and St. Michael's on Burrow Mump.
Silbury Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire. The Belly Of the Great Goddess?
Ruined Chapel of St Catherine, St Catherines hill Guildford Surrey. hills dedicated to St Catherine are common throughout Britain, a memory of the old goddess. St Catherine is a decended from various pagan goddesses. She came from Mount Sinai and her chapels are often found on hills. She may be decended from the Queen of the Underworld, Persephone, or the Roman goddess Fortuna, who is known to have held the Wheel of Fortune. there is also the Celtic 'goddess of the silver wheel', Arianrhod
The Hen Cloud, Staffordshire: The Hen Cloud, viewed here from the 'Mermaid's Inn' car-park, is a gritstone escarpment on the south/western edge of
the Derbyshire Peak District. The 19th century antiquarian J.D. Sainter noted the presence of a stone circle close by.
Mam Tor, Derbyshire: Mam Tor literally means the Mother Mount, it is also known as The Shimmering Mountain. The sumitt is encircled by a late Bronze Age/early Iron Age hill fort. The hill is close to the moorland plateau of Kinder Scout. The 'Mother' and her 'Kin' dominate the the Hope and Edale Valleys of the Peak District National Park.
Glastonbury high street. Perhaps more then any other place in England the ‘new age’ traditions and Goddess worship has found its home at Glastonbury.
The 'moon maze' of the goddess, the intricate labyrinth identified by Geoffrey Ashe, the paths winding around the hill. 'The myths associated with Glastonbury Tor are extraordinary. It has been called a magic mountain, a faeries' glass hill, a spiral castle, a Grail castle, the Land of the Dead, Hades, a Druid initiation centre, an Arthurian hill-fort, a magnetic power-point, a crossroads of leys, a centre for Goddess fertility rituals and celebrations, a converging point for UFOs.' Glastonbury - Maker of Myths by Frances Howard-Gordon The Tor is an outcrop, rising 518 feet out of the Summerland meadows, these were originally marshy wetlands, and the Tor an island; the isle of Avalon. The tower of St Michael is all that remains of two previous churches dedicated to the saint, an example of Christianity's need to dominate sites previously sacred to the mother. A remaining trace of the goddess is seen in the carving of St Bridget milking a cow, to be found above the SW porch.
Quote from site info board:
"Close to the temple was an oval hut, thought to have functioned as a shrine. This was built directly over an Iron Age hut...."
"Many unusual finds were excavated in both the temple and the hut shrine, including hundreds of coins and several statues, some imported from the Mediterranean. These were offerings brought to the deity who presided over the temple.
This deity was perhaps the goddess Minerva, who was depicted on a bronze plaque found on the site. The lavish gifts and offerings show the flourishing wealth of the temple patrons."
The Hole of Horcum, North York moors: The Hole of Horcum or the Devil's Punchbowl on the North York Moors is said to have been caused when
Wade dug up a spadeful of earth and threw it away creating the nearby hill of Blakey Topping.
West Nab, Meltham Moor, Yorkshire: The Cock Crowing Stone is not difficult to miss! It sits beside the road below West Nab and looks out across Meltham Cop and towards Castle Hill in the Kirklees district of Huddersfield. The stone is associated with the tale of the goddess Cuma.
Freebrough Hill, Cleveland: The name of Freebrough Hill is of Saxon origin and is an amalgamation of Frigg, Friga or Frea, the northern goddess of
love, and ‘beorh’ - a ‘hill’. She is the Saxon Venus and it is to her that the day of the week ‘Friday’ is dedicated. It has also been
suggested that Freebrough was the place where the Fridboch or Frithbock (from frid or frith, peace) was held - a court or assembly of ten men, for the
settlement of disputes and litigations.
Roseberry Topping, Cleveland: Roseberry Topping derives its name from the Old Norse 'Óðins bjarg' - 'Odin's rock or crag', after the Norse God,
Odin. The name evolved from Othensberg, Ohenseberg, Ounsberry and Ouesberry to eventually Roseberry. 'Topping' is a corruption of 'toppen' -
Old Norse for 'hill'.
Howden, North York Moors: The hill of Howden in North Yoprkshire appears manmade, but it is of a
natural occurrence. Julian Cope believes that a raised area in nearby Langdale End, now occupied by a
church, could originally have been the site of a stone circle that once 'addressed' the hill.
Pendle Hill, Lancashire: Pendle Hill is famous for its association with the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612. Pictured here from the village of Downham, the hill rises 1,827 feet above sea-level. In the 13th century the hill was referred to as 'Pennul' or 'Penhul': from Cumbric 'pen' and Old English 'hyl', both words simply mean a "hill".
Saxon carving Southwell Minster Nottinghamshire, St Michael, the commander of the ‘army of the lord’, the archangel who defeats the devil in
the form of the serpent or dragon. The serpent symbolic of the ancient pagan religions, crushed by the force of monotheism.
The Great Goddess Bride, here as St Bridget milking a cow. south-west wall of the Tower of St Michael, Glastonbury Tor.
Saxon carving Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset. St Michael, the commander of the ‘army of the lord’, the archangel who defeats the devil in the form of the serpent or dragon. The serpent symbolic of the ancient pagan religions, crushed by the force of Christianity.
Marlborough College 'Merlin's Mound'. The first sign of human habitation is the pre-historic mound (tumulus), in the grounds of Marlborough College. It is possibly of similar age to the larger Silbury Hill five miles to the west. Legend has it that the Mound is the burial site of Merlin and that the name of the town, Marlborough comes from Merlin's Barrow. The town's motto is Ubi nunc sapientis ossa Merlini - Where now are the bones of wise Merlin.
The Hemlock Stone, Stapleford Hill, Nottingham: The Hemlock Stone is made of red sandstone which was deposited in the early Triassic period over 200 million years ago. The top section of the stack is heavily impregnated with barium sulphate or barites - a mineral that is resistant to weathering and forms a protective cap over the softer sandstone. Over many millennia, natural erosion of the softer sandstone has shaped the strange form of the Hemlock Stone that we witness today.Many have suggested that The Hemlock Stone was a Druidic altar. Its unusual form would undoubtably have drawn the attention of the ancients. An ancient practice of lighting fires on the stone May Day Eve continued until as recently as the early 19th century. A nearby spring – now lost – was once a place of healing by local gypsies and miners, for it was known to cure all-ills.
Stained Glass from Breedon Church of Breedon on the Hill, The Priory Church of St Mary and St Hardulph was originally a monastery founded in about 676 on the site of an Iron Age hill fort. It was refounded as an Augustinian priory in the early 12th century Christianised pagan hill top site. The 'Bree' prefix indicates associations with the Celtic goddess Bridget.
Robin Hood's Stride, Harthill Moor, Derbyshire: Robin Hood - or at least his Green Man aspect - also has an association with large stones, sacred sites and wild places. Robin Hood's Stride on Harthill Moor in the Derbyshire Peak District, is a natural outcrop of gritstone rock situated near to the remains of a Bronze Age stone circle commonly known as 'Nine Stone Close', but also known as ‘The Grey Ladies’. The Stride is also known as Mock Beggar’s Hall, owing its name to the protruding two pillars of rock that make up this gritstone outcrop. Lured there in poor light, beggars are said to have mistaken the rocky pillars as chimneys to a great house. On their arrival they are mocked, for instead of receiving bread - as they had hoped, they found only stone. The site is also known as Grained Tor.
The Cork Stone, Stanton Moor, Derbyshire: Like the nearby Andle Stone, the Cork Stone is a direct result of the forces of nature. Standing over 10' in height it has a pothole at its summit that holds water. In 1789 H. Rook described it as having four standing stones placed around it with a diameter of 25' (NB. he mistakenly called it the Andle stone, but from his description it is clear that he was describing the Cork Stone).
Rough Tor, Sacred Hill.
Garway Templars church Herefordshire, green ‘horned man’, said to have links to the Celtic god Cernunnos.
Crude Romanesque Dragon/Serpent.
Maen Cetti, Gower Peninsula, Wales: Also known as Arthur's Stone this giant capstone is perched precariously in its humble plinths. According to local folklore: Saint David split the stone with a sword and commanded a well to spring from beneath it. After this event, those who doubted his prowess became converts to Christianity. The cromlech resembles the mighty natural massifs found on Norber Moor in Yorkshire.
Glacial Eratics, Norber Moor, Yorkshire: 12,000 years ago, the Crummack Dale glacier melted, and giant Silurian Gritstone boulders were deposited on a hillside. Many rest precariously upon limestone plinths and appear unworldly in a primeval landscape. To the untrained eye, the Norbor Moor boulders on their pedestals appear to be man-made and resemble the quoits, dolmens and cromlechs of Western Britain, Ireland and mainland Europe. Did ancient man, witnessing these ‘freaks of nature', take inspiration from their form?
Belas Knap, Long Barrow, Gloucestershire: The blocked entrance at Belas Knap long barrow was never intended as access to the great mound: the blocking stones are there purely for symbolic purposes. Many have suggested that this was a trick, devised by the Neolithic builders to fool and deter tomb robbers, but this explanation is absurd. The Neolithic people would have had no conception that later generations would have wanted to rob their tombs for material gain. Maybe the builders at Belas Knap realised that the entrance to their tomb was akin to a woman’s body and was not always accessible. By creating a ‘false’ portal, they symbolised the futility of the male, in his attempt to comprehend the female and ultimately nature itself.
Belas Knap : The 170-foot long barrow sits high on a ridge overlooking the Severn Valley and like many ancient burial mounds, is nowadays enclosed within a grove trees. These ‘protective’ coppices inadvertently conceal the creator’s desired iconic statement upon the landscape. A barrow situated on the brow, or slope of a hill appears as a giant ‘belly’ on the landscape.
Blakey Topping, North York Moors: The isolated hill of Blakey Topping on the North York Moors is associated with the nearby Hole of Horcum. A
folktale suggests that a local witch sold her soul to the Devil, but when he claimed it, she refused to give it up. A chase ensued and grabbing up a
handful of earth, the Devil flung it at the witch. He missed his intended target and The Hole of Horcum is evidence of where he tore up the earth and
Blakey Topping where it fell to the ground. The rough trackway leading from the Hole to the circle is known as the Old Wife's Way. Does this
trackway indicate the witch's flight path? The remains of a stone circle still survive in its shadow.
Meltham Cop, Meltham Moor, Yorkshire: At Meltham Moor in south/west Yorkshire, the hill of Meltham Cop rises out of the moorland and presents itself as an imposing landmark on its environs. Viewed from the south/east and the north/west, its elongated form resembles a mighty Neolithic long barrow. The inhabitants of Oldfield and Royd Edge - two Iron Age enclosures that survey Meltham Cop - would have regarded the natural pile with great sanctity.
Stonehead, Aberdeenshire: All that remains of Stonehead stone circle is its giant recumbent stone and two flankers. Stonehead is one of 12 stone circles that have the conical hill of Dunnideer as their focus. The hill is recognisable by the ruins of a 13th century tower on its summit.