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Don Bryan - Dowsing the Arthurian Legend

Full Day Outing to South Cadbury and Glastonbury Abbey
Sunday, 21st April 2024 - 10.30-4.30
£30 per person - Pre-booking Required











Following Don Bryan's Dowsing the Arthurian Legend Zoom Talk (Thursday 4 April '24), we are delighted to have Don lead us on a day of dowsing  and exploring Cadbury Castle and Glastonbury Abbey.


Don is a highly experienced archaeologist, dowser, Blue Badge Guide and Director of Hampshire Archaeological Dowsers.  He has been intrigued by the legends of King Arthur since childhood and is a lifetime member of the Pendragon Society.







Cadbury Castle

We will meet at the small car park on Castle Lane from 10:00 am (directions below).  At 10:30 am Don will lead us up and around the Iron Age hill fort explaining the archaeology he has found, including The Great Hall of King Arthur, two ancient chapel sites, Iron Age track ways, a number of round houses and two Energy Lines and lots more.


Dowse at your leisure and find out if this is the site of King Arthur's Camelot.


Lunch - remember to bring along your own packed lunch.  Weather dependant, we can either stay and enjoy the hilltop views or drive to Glastonbury (plenty of cafes, facilities etc) where Don will share some pleasant tucked away spots where we may enjoy our picnic.


Glastonbury Abbey

We will meet outside the temporary Glastonbury Abbey entrance on Magdalene Street at 1:45 pm for Group entry

into the Abbey grounds.  From 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Don will lead a tour of the Abbey Ruins where he will point

out and discuss various points of interest including St Joseph's Well, and the connections between the

Abbey and Arthur & Guinevere.


Don will show us where we may dowse and share the locations of the intertwining Mary and Michael currents

and much, much more.





Leave the A303 at Sparkford (roundabout and Services) and follow the A359 (eastwards) and then signs to South Cadbury.

In South Cadbury village, go past The Camelot Inn (Right Hand Side) then past the St Thomas a Becket’s Church (BA22 7HA).  On the right-hand side is a gravel track called Castle Lane. Approximately 100 yards up this gravel track, is a small carpark on the left-hand side.  We will meet in the small carpark from 10 am and leave at 10:30 am to walk up the gravel track to the hilltop. 


Parking  for Cadbury Castle  spaces available in the small car park up the gravel track on Castle Lane (may have to double park), plus spaces outside the Camelot Inn and St Thomas a Beckett's Church.

For Glastonbury Abbey, there are plenty of signposted car parks close to the Abbey.






PLEASE NOTE: There are no “facilities” at South Cadbury, toilets may be found at the Sparkford Services, Hazlegrove Roundabout, A303 BA22 7JE. The path up to the site at Cadbury is quite steep and uneven and NOT SUITABLE for disabled people.  Good walking shoes advisable.

To Book your place, contact us via the Contact Box below, or email

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