The Ridgeway.

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Cinza on August 6, 2012

Bob, I have a beautiful book, National Trust Book of Long Walks in England, Scotland and Wales (National Trust, Adam Nicolson, photos by Charlie Waite). The Ridgeway starts noting it is "a slice out of a much longer and much greater prehistoric way" with notes about remnants of the old way not part of the modern. In the section "From Pewsey to Avebury" this bit, describing walking that section and the map, sort of haunted me and made me want to explore:

To the north the map is equally full, equally covered in place names and in the evidence of human construction, but it is all gray and colourless, with the words in Gothic script and the lines not bright yellow roads but strings of faint notches labelled "Ditch". It is a kind of ghost cartography.

Bob&Anne Powell on August 7, 2012

Hi Cinza. The whole area is littered with prehistoric remains. It can feel quite a haunted place, especially in winter. It's well worth an hour or so on Google Earth. Best wishes, Bob. PS I have uploaded a few Greek Navigation Lights just for you, given your interest in matters maratime.

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Photo taken in 2 Dunsford Farm Cottages, Uffcott, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9NB, UK

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