Following on from the news that the Beer Garden is to feature in the new Civilisations series the Horticultural Committee is considering offering expert led guided walks of this incredible site. Initially both Dan Snow and Mary Beard were approached to give a guided walk on the 28th March but after more detailed talks Dan decided that the archaeology of the site was too complex and Mary said she was washing her hair that day.
The walk would start at the far south eastern corner of the site at a place marked with a red pole. The reason for this structure, and it is man made, has been forgotten but there is a theory that before people could read or write this was used as a marker post where prisoners for transportation would await collection by a suitable vehicle.
Walking northwards and looking down to our right, our attention is drawn to numerous seemingly random markings on the ground, straight lines and diagonals converge in a confusion of directions. It is unclear what purpose these lines had but drawing from Erich Von Daniken’s excellent book we can surmise these strange patterns were made by extra terrestrials as airfields for their space ships (see Nazca Lines in Chariots of the Gods) and their aim was to bring technology and religion to our ancient ancestors. There is no doubt had Daniken known about the Beer Garden it would have been the subject one of his books. At this point we must allow our walkers a chance to draw their own conclusions or indeed lines.