Swindon 1: Stones and gravel Posted on 4 December 20202 April 2021 by Rob Ainsley Cycle route research today north of Swindon, which town is every bit as beautiful – and well-provisioned with good bike routes – as I expected. Not very, in other words. A very odd street name: Bow Wow, in South Cerney. Wonder what the dog thought of that. Haydon Henge, Swindon’s amazing 2019 discovery of a buried stone circle, and a rival to Stonehenge. Except H Henge only originally dates back to, er, 1999. Cricklade, where you can see Britain’s longest river: the 229-mile River Churn. Cotswold Water Park developed after the widespread extraction of gravel.Then, up to 2011, it underwent another widespread extraction: of £650,000, swindled from the accounts by its CEO. At least it has these stones to rival Haydon Henge. Ceremonial source of the Thames, near Kemble. The stone marks the precise spot that somebody made up in 1857.