... but walk over the ditch surrounding the fort and it suddenly feels like you're somewhere else completely. You can sense the atmosphere and history of the place. It feels almost magical.
|The ditch surrounding the raised hill fort is clearly visible|
|The centre of the hill fort|
Look up and you suddenly feel very small!
|Tall straight Beech trees loom over when you stand in the |
centre of the hill fort
|Not all of them are quite as neat and tidy as the rest!|
|A violet growing out of a fallen tree trunk|
I walked down part of the Ridgeway and re-discovered one of my favourite trees - a proper Robin Hood Beech tree. It's absolutely enormous and you can just imagine Robin and his merry men sat in all the branches.
A pair of Red Kites were flying together overhead and out on the grassland I found ant hills topped with the pretty blue flowers of Germander Speedwell.
Then on to Grangelands, where a Brimstone butterfly fluttered along next to me.
What a lovely way to spend a morning!