on the Salisbury Plain. This post is picture heavy – consider yourself warned.
It is not such a far drive, just down the M3 and out the 303. An hour, perhaps a little more and 4000 years vanish in the blink of an eye.
From the megaliths of Stonehenge
to the small round barrows that you pass almost without noticing
Then, there is the oddity of Woodhenge
The steeply slanting sides of Silbury Hill rise from the plain to tower over unsuspecting travelers.
In contrast, the Iron Age Fort of Danbury Hill seems to attract few visitors. Just a long stone’s thrown from The Wallops (Over, Middle & Nether) and the home of British Army Air – one wonders at the structure from what was thought to be about 300 people and their animals over a 400 years period four millennium ago.
which means little
note the distance between
and see the curve of wall surrounding the inner area
Is the largest stone circle in Europe, so large it contains the town (noted at one time to have 27 people, 5 dogs and TNTC sheep who were just visiting as well as a 1700’s chapel between the outer and next rings).
Walking through the open fields between the stones of the procession way
You can walk up remaining weathered stones of
and stand next to those of the huge circle as well.
even given their age and wear,
Iron age builders – few tools and a lot of determination while we speed by in fossil fuel powered vehicles and high tech digital cameras in hand to capture our fleeting visit.