Sunday, March 24, 2013

Climbing Glastonbury Tor

From author Stephanie Cowell:
Tor is a local word of Celtic origin meaning rock outcropping or hill.  The Glastonbury Tor is 514 feet high and when you finally approach the top you find the ruins of St. Michael’s Church. Monks have worshiped here since the fifth century and this present church survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 when the last Abbot of Glastonbury, the gentle and good old Richard Whiting, was hanged, drawn and quartered along with two of his monks. 

From all sides the country of Somerset rolled away so far below me. The wind rushed about the ruins; I was almost unnerved by their ferocity.

I was almost entirely alone on the Tor that day. (Read entire post.)


Stephen Lowe said...

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elena maria vidal said...

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elena maria vidal said...

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