A Tunnel Under Stonehenge – go-ahead given

Not for the first time have I blogged about this topic. The first being back in 2014, but the idea has been banded about since the 1990s.

It has however resurfaced, along with the go-ahead as I found mentioned on Sarada’s blog.

As National Geographic’s article on the topic, published on 13 November 2020 states:

The British Government has approved a controversial plan to build a four-lane highway tunnel beneath the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. The two-mile-long tunnel and its approaches are part of a £1.6 billion package to upgrade the narrow A303 highway that runs startlingly close to the iconic stone circle and has long been notorious for traffic jams and long delays.

£1.6 billion. I wonder where the government will be digging that up from, given all the stay-at-home money (aka furlough money) they’ve been handing out over the past year.

And given all the stay home, stay safe orders that have been banded about, I wonder just how busy that road has been of late. Sarada also mentions the go-ahead for a new runway at Heathrow, and again, I wonder where the demand for that actually is coming from. (I’ve recently looked on PlaneFinder to see how busy the UK skies appear, and it seems, certainly not as busy as a “typical” year).

Anna Eavis, curatorial director for English Heritage goes on to say in the article:

“[That once the tunnel is complete] visitors will be able to experience Stonehenge as it ought to be experienced, without seeing an ugly snarl of truck traffic running right next to it,”

Maybe visitors should arrive on foot or by bicycle, just like, people who are stuck in traffic in their cars, should question the absurdity of complaining about the amount of cars they’re faced with.

I’ve not actually visited Stonehenge; whenever I might find myself in the area I would likely plan a detour to the monument, but until then, I have no intention to plan a specific trip there, even though I like to visit such ancient sites. Similar to what I wrote about in my previous post about the archaeological site of Ebla, I wonder what meaning has been lost from Stonehenge, and what else will be lost given a tunnel of concrete will be laid beneath it. Granted, “the tunnel itself will run some 130 feet below the surface—well below any archaeological layers” as the article states. It also described the entrances to the tunnel as “portals” which I find to be quite a curiously mystical term; will there be a secret tunnel within, perhaps, leading a privileged few to another world…

It’s not so much that I think significant artefacts will be destroyed in the process of building the tunnel, because the tunnel will be well beneath the actual structure, but I believe the site to at least have once contained a significant ‘energy’. This idea is one I picked up from David Icke’s book ‘Children of the Matrix’ when I read it many moons ago:

The sacred places of the ancients (and the Illuminati today) were invariably the vortex points on the global energy grid. This is a web of force lines, known as ley lines or meridians, which encircle and interpenetrate the planet … When these lines cross it creates a spiralling vortex of energy and the more lines that cross, the bigger the vortex, obviously. It was at these multi-line vortexes, like Stonehenge, that the Atlanteans and Lemurians built their temples, pyramids, and so on. The grid is geometrical and the vortex points are in geometrical relationship to each other. Therefore, anything built on those points also have the same geometrical relationship with other structures on other points. Simple, once you have the knowledge to locate the vortexes, which the Atlanteans and Lemurians could. The famous ancient and modern “sacred sites” are invariably associated with the Atlanteans and Lemurians. [p.39-40]

The reason this information has been so suppressed in the mainstream of “science”, “education”, and media, [Icke says on p.27] is because of the domino effect it would have on human perception.

This energy (perhaps a healing one as Icke proposes on p.60), like that which would have been present at many another such site around the world, and greatly diminished through the vast years of meddling, and further diminished (or diverted) through the act of slapping a tunnel under the ground. This is only inevitable given that many sites of this nature and antiquity have been disassembled by people ignorant of their meaning or purpose, and reassembled knowing little more.

And we’re still learning more about this site, and discovering things in the surrounding area:

Last June the discovery of 20 deep shafts arranged in an enormous circle nearby the site forced the government to delay the decision on the project for another four months while the find could be assessed.

But the bulldozers will move in regardless.

This is not to say that the A303 itself doesn’t already affect the site (and visitors too), because it does, with both a noise and pollution, but I believe also an ‘energy’ perspective, the Druids that visit the site will surely concur with this. Given that the road is called the A..3..0..3 (33), perhaps the road is supposed to do just this (disrupt energy) even if a road, or route, has passed through this location here for many a generation.

Originally an 18th-century carriage road between London and Exeter, the A303 highway has evolved to become one of the main arteries to England’s southwest. In addition to Stonehenge visitors, it [now] carries heavy truck traffic and hordes of holiday travellers heading to seaside destinations in Cornwall and Devon.

Author Tom Fort calls it the ‘Highway to The Sun’, in his book of the same title which provides a history of the A303.

I’m surprised, given the restrictions on travel and the imposition of Lockdowns (etc), that “archaeologist” Neil Oliver questions will truly ever end, that Stonehenge still sees any visitors, or as mentioned, that traffic passing the site on a road that is “notorious for traffic jams and long delays” is still at its pre-2020 height. The article still claims “visitors, now topping 1.6 million a year”; that’s surely an outdated figure.

For the first time in years, the Newgrange mound in Ireland (which I have visited) was closed to the public during the Winter Solstice event and it was instead able to be recorded as a video and live-streamed for the world to see. (To see it is one thing, but to experience it, another entirely). I can only assume other such sites have been kept as quiet… I know tourist attractions like Snowdon have.

Further reading:



  1. Thanks for the link. It’s amazing how the cure for traffic is always more roads, isn’t it? Not sure about David Icke’s theories but I have been to Stonehenge and it’s a very special place which should be treated with a great deal more respect.

  2. I’ve actually been there too. Tourist trap. Forcing folks to park-n-pay to see it will only force up the ticket count. And it five years when this project is done, the numbers will be even higher.

    Avebury is nicer anyway, you can actually touch the stones and have a beer at the RedLion. And the church there is creepy as hell. They say Tolkien had a favorite beech tree at the outer trench.

    • I do feel like the touristified places tend to sour the charm. I visited the Giant’s Causeway and that had a high entry fee… just to go and stand on a piece of natural geology. Thankfully I didn’t have to pay to visit Newgrange due to their credit card system being offline at the time.

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