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REVERIE ON THE RAMPARTS

 

 

Coney's Castle is an Iron Age hill fort in Dorset, England. The name Coney is from the Old English for rabbit (Latin cuniculus), suggesting medieval use as a domestic warren, as at nearby Pilsdon Pen.

The fort is on a narrow north-south ridge reaching a height of 210 m, with linear ramparts across the ridge, steep natural slopes to the west, and a high artificial rampart with ditch to the east.

A small lane runs along the ridge, bisecting the fort. The lane is also part of the Wessex Ridgeway long distance trail. There is a convenient car park next to the north rampart. Lambert's Castle is about 1.5 km to the north.

 

 

 

 

REVERIE ON THE RAMPARTS

 

 

Coney's Castle is an Iron Age hill fort in Dorset, England. The name Coney is from the Old English for rabbit (Latin cuniculus), suggesting medieval use as a domestic warren, as at nearby Pilsdon Pen.

The fort is on a narrow north-south ridge reaching a height of 210 m, with linear ramparts across the ridge, steep natural slopes to the west, and a high artificial rampart with ditch to the east.

A small lane runs along the ridge, bisecting the fort. The lane is also part of the Wessex Ridgeway long distance trail. There is a convenient car park next to the north rampart. Lambert's Castle is about 1.5 km to the north.

 

 

 

 

comments (13)

Quelles racines !
Chris: They have to be strong..
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Mar 2019, 00:24
A scene from a dream...wonderful!
Chris: A hilltop ancient fort Ray
Nice, Chris. The figure makes the shot.
Chris: Little things often do Frank..
A lovely shot - I agree with Frank that the person gives it that little extra! Interesting info on the origin of "Coney"!
Chris: Thank you kindly Elizabeth
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Mar 2019, 06:49
I walked through here twice when walking and re-walking the Wessex Ridgeway - one of the many hill forts on route
Chris: A gorgeous place isn't it Lisl. Unfortunately on this day we were denied the fabulous views through fog..
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Mar 2019, 07:38
Looks wonderful the last winter sunshine and some light mist. We did a small part of the Wessex Ridgeway back in November in the rain.
Chris: Better in the sun than the rain, believe me..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Mar 2019, 07:48
What a wonderful path I would like to go - and what a beautiful photo with all the trees and their shades!
Chris: Taken only last week when the weather was aping summer Philine..
A fine spot and an interesting blurb
Chris: Right in the middle of nowhere too
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Mar 2019, 08:11
Well I have learnt something today Tiff. That person looks dwarfed in this scene, small even.
Chris: She's never been called that before..
Magnifique !! Ces arbres sont impressionnants ..
Chris: Indeed they are just that thing Claudine
Quite a magical misty image, especially with that Lilliputian figure.
Chris: This is a big place Sheila, thank you
OMG What massive trees. I am so happy you have included a person for scale.
Chris: That was important Mary
This looks like an interesting place to spend some time.
Chris: Yes it is Brian

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