The Old Straight Track Author:Alfred Watkins First published in 1925 and out of print for many years, The Old Straight Track remains the most important source for the study of the ancient straight tracks or let's that cuss-cross the British Isles - a fascinating system which was old when the Romans came to Britain. — First in the Herefordshire countryside, and late throughout Britain, Alfre... more »d Watkins noticed that beacon hills, mounds, earthworks, moats, and old churches built on pagan sites seemed to fall into straight lines. His investigations convinced him that Britain was covered with a vast network of straight tracks, aligned with either the sun or the path of a star.
Although traces of this network can be found all over the country, the principles behind the key system still remain a mystery. Are they the legacy of a prehistoric scientific knowledge which is now all but lost? And was their purpose secular or religious?
"A remarkable book...it will not be long before Alfred Watkins is recognized for what he was, an honest visionary who saw beyond the bounds of his time." ~John Michael, author of The View Over Atlantis« less