• Day1074

    North Baddesley

    May 2 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We travelled to Barbury Castle, an iron age hill fort, just south of Swindon where we had arranged to meet with Kirsty and Matt for a picnic. The journey was uneventful, however, Google Maps though it a good idea to fire us up a 2 mile dirt track at the end of the journey. The little car did not like the deep ruts, bottomed out in a couple of places and K's anxiety levels were rising, so we re-routed taking a 7 mile longer detour on more conventional roads.
    It was great to see Kirsty and Matt, and we enjoyed a great picnic at the castle prior to setting off for a walk along the Ridgeway upon which this old fort and others of a similar period are located. the views from the ridge were quite far reaching.
    On Monday we walked from the site across the fields to Crampmoor returning via Baddesley Common
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