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07 August 2018 @ 05:44 pm
Ridgeway Day 2  
15.5 miles today - most through yet more rolling chalky farmland.


Chalk Track.  Blue Sky.  Harvested Farmland.  A few trees on the right.




Three race horses being ridden behind a chalky bank
It turned out our B&B last night trained racehorses.

Chalky grassland.  White shapes are cut into it.  There is a hint of an eye and some legs/
My best attempt at a shot of the White Horse. White Horse Hill really isn't the place to photograph it though.

Panoramic shot of earthworks
Uffington Castle Hill Fort

Standing stone either side of a stone entrance
This is my best attempt at Wayland Smithy. There were quite a lot of people there so it was difficult to get shots that weren't full of children and bicycles.

View over arable farmland from the shade of trees.
We are actually off the Ridgeway proper at this point - it being used for a busy road - and were taking a detour to Ogbourne St. George from where I am writing this from a B&B attached to a pub.

View over arable farmland from the shade of trees.



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liadtbunny: RoS Sheriff & Abbotliadtbunny on August 8th, 2018 02:28 pm (UTC)
Wayland smithy looks cool! Are there any of the swords there?
louisedennis: General:Walkinglouisedennis on August 11th, 2018 02:45 pm (UTC)
Sadly no swords - only far too many people, children and bicycles to allow the taking of good pictures.
fififolle: DF - racehorse rushfififolle on August 8th, 2018 08:09 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous pics! Wow, racehorses, and Wayland Smithy!! I didn't even know that was a real thing. Just read about it in comics *g*
Very cool.
louisedennis: General:Walkinglouisedennis on August 11th, 2018 02:46 pm (UTC)
I had a plan that we might take in Wayland Smithy when I ran the Stonehenge trip a couple of years ago. It's about a mile along the Ridgeway from White Horse Hill where there is a car park - but people had already had enough walking by the time we got to West Kennet Longbarrow.
fififolle: Primeval - Connor  Yes! *squee!*fififolle on August 20th, 2018 07:36 pm (UTC)
We packed a lot in! It was an amazing trip :D