Sacred Sites Coach Tour – These are the details of where we went in 2019.

Our next tour will be announced spring 2020.

Sacred Sites and Healing Energies Coach Tour

A visit to Belas Knap and Uley long barrows, the finest sacred sites in the heart of the UK Cotswolds.

With Maria Wheatley

Thursday 25th July 2019  9am – 6pm


Helpful notes about our coach tour:


  • Please bring appropriate clothing for British weather, and walking footwear that can handle possible mud
  • Our tours involve some walking – this can be on rough or slightly squidgy ground
  • Bringing children: they need to be interested and preferably older – see FAQs for more details
  • You are responsible for your safety and welfare, so be prepared for all weather and terrain – walk carefully!
  • We recommend staying in Glastonbury the preceding night for those who do not live nearby, for an early start.
  • Latecomers WILL miss the bus – unfortunately we cannot wait if you’re late! Coach departs 9:00am PROMPT. We recommend being there by 8:45am latest
  • Following the coach in a car is not permitted for reasons of safety and fairness!
  • If you have dowsing rods or pendulums please bring them – Maria will bring 15 pairs of rods to lend, but more will be needed
  • A splendid time will be had by all!


The tour starts 9:00am PROMPT, leaving from the Town Hall car park (listed as ‘St Dunstan’s Car Park’ on Google maps), Magdalene Street, Glastonbury.

Our coach is air-conditioned and comfortable. As well as good walking shoes and clothes for all weathers (see notes left), please also bring a PACKED LUNCH (easy to buy first thing in the morning in Glastonbury) and lots of WATER, as these will not be supplied.

Please also note that these sites are located in a rural landscape and there are no public facilities. Distance-wise, the walk to Belas Knap from the coach is about ten minutes. The walk to Uley long barrow is just five minutes on flat ground.

Total travel time 1 hour 49 mins from Glastonbury to Belas Knap, calling on the way back to Uley long barrow (30 mins travel time). Return travel time from Uley to Glastonbury 1 hour 30 mins. Tour returns to Glastonbury around 18:00 (please note that an exact return time cannot be guaranteed)


Belas Knap and Uley long barrows – the tour

Belas Knap

Five and a half thousand years ago, distinctive long barrows were constructed to personify the Age of Taurus. One such mound is Belas Knap (left), which is a horned long barrow near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, outstanding in construction, energy and location.

The mound has several small stone chambers that are easily accessible, while the front of the barrow has a mysterious ‘false’ entrance that is inaccessible. Behind this unusual ‘false entrance’, the ancients placed a long skull and a round skull eternally guarding the mound.

This magnificent long barrow is connected to Avebury Henge and Stonehenge by a ley line that links the layout of the planets of the solar system to other sacred sites.

Working with the mound’s energies and the Duke Ley

Maria says: “I extended this nineteenth century line, which I call the Duke Ley Line, by applying the same mathematical system that the ancients used, which uses the mean distance of the planets in a projected circular orbit – something which still worked when the positions of the outer Saturnian planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were discovered. Remarkably, Belas Knap equates with Uranus which, astrologically, is the modern day planetary ‘ruler’ of Aquarius. Uranus is the planet of intuition and the sixth sense. Uranus energy can break down and release our old habits, structures or ideas, so that we can see the ‘old’ and unwanted energies that hold us back and help ring in the new.

In transcendental astrology, Uranus symbolises the ‘Awakening of the Soul’ to its divine purpose. Working with these energies can allow us to achieve our goals and visions with inner wisdom and spiritual clarity. The ley line courses along the barrow, and like a spine of energy, can activate our inner Uranus energy. Belas Knap can be transformative!

We will locate and dowse the ley and work with its energies to experience its unseen power. The long-headed civilisation constructed this unique temple space and we will explore their lost legacy.”

There will be a packed lunch picnic at Belas Knap. We will then travel to Uley long barrow (30 mins travel time).

Uley long barrow

On the way back, we will visit Uley long barrow. Overlooking the Severn Valley, Uley long barrow is fondly called ‘Hetty Peglar’s tump’, named after a landowner’s wife. Dated to the Neolithic, this peace-offering long barrow is orientated near east-west. It is 120 feet (37 metres) long by 111 feet (34 metres) at the widest section.

Inside it has a stone gallery some 32 feet (10 metres) long and 3.28 feet (1 metre) wide, leading to two pairs of chambers and also an end chamber. The remains of 13 long-skulled people were once found inside of the chambers.

Colour aura dowsing at Uley

Maria says: “Uley long mound has unique energies, such as male and female earth energies that can encourage us to balance those yin/yang energies within. Healing energy points of the mound can influence and expand the aura; these are vortex points. In small groups, just before we enter the barrow, using a pendulum we will discover the dominant colour of our aura. After interacting with the Uley’s energies, we will re-dowse the aura and see if there is a notable colour change!”

Return travel time from Uley to Glastonbury 1 hour 30 mins. Tour returns to Glastonbury around 18:00 approximate.

Our tour guide: Maria Wheatley

Maria is a second-generation dowser taught by European Master Dowsers, her late father and Chinese geomants. She is a leading authority on geodetic earth energies and ley lines, and an accomplished author of books on sacred sites and dowsing. She has continued her father’s dowsing research into the esoteric design canons of prehistoric sites, Druidic ceremonial enclosures and the Knights Templars’ churches and cathedrals.
Maria has studied Neolithic Britain and Bronze Age prehistory and combines her knowledge of archaeology and earth energies with state of the art equipment to detect and interpret the hidden frequencies the Earth emits. She is an expert on locating and analysing energies at sacred sites. Maria has also written holistic diploma courses and runs which offers certificated courses on holistic subjects including past life regression, Druid Soul Star astrology, tarot and dowsing. She teaches advanced dowsing techniques which are not available anywhere else in the world.

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