As pilgrims we all enjoy visiting ancient sites and all gain something from doing so. Surely then we all have a responsibility to ensure that the very places which give us so much pleasure remain in a fit and healthy state for us and others to enjoy in the future. With the recent upsurge of interest in ancient sites, as evidenced by the huge and ever growing numbers of web sites dedicated to them, this is a problem which needs addressing right now.
It breaks my heart to visit a site only to find that it has vandalised or otherwise disrespected. Do you remember the graffiti on the Avebury avenue stones a couple of years ago? Have you ever visited a site only to find it surrounded by litter? Have you gone to visit a site only to find that it has been destroyed? If the answer is yes to any (or all) of these questions then you may be interested in the work of the following organisations.......
The Ancient Sacred Landscape Network
Hallowed Ground 2000
Friends of the Rollrights
The Rollright Trust
Sam Flemings Site Damage Questionaire
Save Our Sacred Sites
Fellow Stone Circle Webring member Sam Fleming is compiling a database of site abuse and asks for information. So if you find something you don't want to see at a site you have visited please take the time to fill out a short online questionaire and maybe we can educate the uninformed and protect our precious heritage.