Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

Last week it was Mr E’s birthday and he fancied exploring the area a bit. North Yorkshire is a pretty big county, for most of our day trips we rarely left the district, and I find it a bit strange that Wiltshire is so much smaller and we can quite easily go from one county to several others during the course of a day out. That thought aside weย  found ourselves in both Dorset and Hampshire and whilst there visted Martin Down Nature Reserveย 

We had a picnic lunch and then went for a walk. The weather was just right, sunny but not too hot.

I am getting used to the number of iron age hill forts that exist hereabouts- this is another one.

You can play spot Mr E in this picture.

This rampart however was made by the army for training purposes,

thankfully they have gone now and it’s become a haven for wildflowers and butterflies.

I wonder what treats await us next. Have you been anywhere nice recently?

 

 

Comments on: "Martin Down Nature Reserve" (28)

  1. Looks like a lovely outing! Happy birthday to Mr. E!

  2. Happy birthday to Mr.E, it sounds like you had a nice day out. My last outing was to the back yard this afternoon to stitch! ๐Ÿ˜† Max and I had a very good time though, the shade was great even though it was a bit toasty in the sun.

  3. Belated Happy Birthday to Mr E. Lots of hill forts round there been to a few.

  4. Lovely walk, lots of white horses in Wiltshire too ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  5. Watching your outings with interest as it looks like we will be in Dorset/Somerset/Devon at some point – at least that’s where we are house hunting – or rather Mr. T. is as he’s over in England at the mo. I’m only able to spend countless hours on the internet doing a virtual hunt. At least I will possibly have two cyber friends close by in you and Sandra.

  6. Apparently there are 1,224 Hill Forts in England!
    Bang goes my thought of trying to visit all of them!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hillforts_in_England

  7. It must feel so different fromYorkshire – Hill Forts are great places for good views, wild flowers and bugs, beasties and butterflies. You have got me wondering about how many Hill Forts there are.
    Belated Happy Birthday to Mr. E.
    Happy to hear you are enjoying being explorers!

  8. Just googled hill forts, fascinating stuff! Glad you had a lovely day out in the sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚

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