Yesterday, in our quest to relax and unwind after such a stressful and busy month, Hub and I decided to go out. He had downloaded and printed a walk to Denbury Hillfort.
But first, the essential cup of coffee at a nearby garden centre Then every time we decided to go on to the walk, it rained – pelting loudly on to the roof of the cafe area. Eventually though, the sun came out and we decided to risk it.
We found it without too much trouble, parked the car and started up the very narrow trackway. ‘The archaeologists reckon this is a Bronze Age trackway,’ remarked Hub, ‘which means it’s about 3000 years old.’
At the top we found the remains of an Iron Age hillfort. It’s not been excavated but we could still make out the double ring ditch through the undergrowth and trees, and we climbed into what must have been the original site for the settlement. Cue imagination once more: small round houses, pigs, chickens, dogs …
Amazing what those guys did, with only primitive tools. They must have had some muscles on them.
And the sun stayed out for the rest of the day!