Rhiannon Rides Again Continued... Midsummer has always been special here. Traditionally the horse was scoured at  this time and a fair and festivities, involving the rolling of burning wheels or tar  barrels down the hill into the manger took place.  As the sun moved lower in the  sky we had a pic-nic at the top of the hill and watched the hot air balloons drift  across the sky. Then as it settled towards the N.W. horizon we drove down to the  Manger, parked and walked up to the N.E. end of it under the horse. On cue and  in position the sun set in the notch at the end of the valley having “rolled” down  the hill on left hand side. (See pics). It was interesting to see that just where it set  there is now a small windfarm of turbines producing green energy derived from  the power of the sun.   So, it would seem that both the solstices were significant at sunrise and sunset  here in this ancient landscape ritual site. I believe there may be many others, as  yet undiscovered, in our beautiful countryside.  © Jon Appleton 2010 under construction Jon Appleton This site brings together a kaleidoscope of ideas derived from 60 years of enquiry: it shares insights into fields as disparate as:- Archaeology, Landscape alignments, Megaliths, Henges, Prehistoric measurement, Astronomy, Mythology, Calendars of the past and Seasonal celebration. Click here to contact Jon Winter Solstice greetings card