Old Sarum

Old Sarum is the site of an ancient hill fort, the oldest settlement that is modern Salisbury. It’s a much more interesting heritage site than Stonehenge, and only half the price to enter! This view shows part of the ruined royal palace. I don’t know what this room is or was, but it gave me […]

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On our way to Salisbury at the bank holiday, we stopped off at Stonehenge. I have to admit, I was pretty disappointed. You can’t get anywhere near the stones and you are confined to a walkway that goes around them. On top of that, it was overcast and grey. Nonetheless, I got a couple of […]

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Hay Tor

I last went to Hay Tor on Dartmoor on New Year’s Eve in 2008, so it seemed a good idea to revisit with the Mamiya. It’s my second favourite rock, after the moon. On arrival, I was somewhat disappointed with the weather. It was fully overcast so there were no shadow details on the tor […]

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Caen Hill Locks

On Sunday I went to Caen Hill Locks, in Wiltshire. In total there are twenty-nine locks, but the most famous ones are the sixteen that are packed in together over a short stretch. I walked up and down the main flight looking for photos, and found these. This is the detail of the ratchets used […]

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Severn Beach

Today I took my RB67 for a walk along the Severn Beach, underneath the second Severn Crossing and towards the older one. It was on my list of potential places for landscapes, and it’s one of the nearer ones to my home in Bristol. It wasn’t as interesting as I had hoped, but I had […]

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