The Old Straight Track

Author(s): Alfred Watkins


A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside. First published in 1925, THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK described the author's theory of 'ley lines', pre-Roman pathways consisting of aligned stone circles and prehistoric mounds, used by our Neolithic ancestors. Watkins's ideas have intrigued and inspired generations of readers - from historians to hill walkers, and from amateur archaeologists to new-age occultists. This edition of THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK, with a substantial introduction by Robert Macfarlane, will appeal to all who treasure the history, contours and mystery of Britain's ancient landscapes.


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ALFRED WATKINS was an amateur archaeologist and author of THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK (1925). He died in 1935. ROBERT MACFARLANE is the prize-winning author of THE WILD PLACES (2007) and THE OLD ROADS (2011).

General Fields

  • : 9781781856628
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : October 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alfred Watkins
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 936.1
  • : 400
  • : 50 b&w illus