Saturday, 27 July 2013

Bird Henge Trail

 We are planning an online Bird Henge Trail to go online on the website of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty   It will pass our planned Bird Henge but take in historical, landscape and wildlife features with brief notes and links to  further information. With modern devices ramblers will be able to look at it as they walk.

One will be able to start the trail from any of the nearby villages Heytesbury, Knook, Corton and Upton Lovell in the Wylye Valley Wiltshire. There will be images such as above of the 11th century carving of monsters, now badly eroded, on Knook church.  We will add some images of how things were. Below is Knook Manor before its restoration in 1926 -a reminder of the long agricultural depression.

 Little quirky things will be added and explained such as the engine below. There is a culvert, once known as Alice Dredge's ditch after the unfortunate servant who drowned in it in Victorian times on her way back home.

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