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images of wansdyke

a mysterious defensive earthwork from the Dark Ages.In parts,spectacularly impressive,even today,possibly 1500 years after it was dug,and in some parts almost gone,due to modern farming methods or effects of nature.It is not known exactly when the Wansdyke was constructed,or by whom,but it was mentioned by the Saxon Chronicles in AD577,and it wasn't constructed by the Romans,giving a period of about 160 years at the beginning of the Dark Ages.Some say,Arthurian.
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Approaching  Wansdyke  from  Long  Barrow.
Approaching Wansdyke from Long Barrow.
The  Wansdyke  Path in Strawberry  Ground.
The Wansdyke Path in Strawberry Ground.
The  much  depleted  Wansdyke, near  the  edge  of  West  Woods.
The much depleted Wansdyke, near the edge of West Woods.
Wansdyke  on  the  edge  of  West  Woods.
Wansdyke on the edge of West Woods.
The  depleted  Wansdyke
The depleted Wansdyke
Wansdyke approaching medieval village of Shaw.
Wansdyke approaching medieval village of Shaw.
Wansdyke about  to leave  West  Woods./ 1
Wansdyke about to leave West Woods./ 1
Wansdyke,near  to  the  edge  of  West  Woods.
Wansdyke,near to the edge of West Woods.
Wansdyke, at  it's  most  impressive.
Wansdyke, at it's most impressive.
Wansdyke  ditch, looking  west  to  Tan  Hill.
Wansdyke ditch, looking west to Tan Hill.
Wansdyke  on  Tan  Hill.
Wansdyke on Tan Hill.
On  Morgan's  Hill, on  the  line  of  the  Roman  Road.
On Morgan's Hill, on the line of the Roman Road.
The  Roman  Road  on  Morgan's  Hill.
The Roman Road on Morgan's Hill.
Gate  leading  to  Wansdyke  on  Morgan's  Hill.
Gate leading to Wansdyke on Morgan's Hill.
A  rather  emasculated  section  on  Morgan's  Hill
A rather emasculated section on Morgan's Hill
Wansdyke   re-appears  at  the  top  of  the  hill
Wansdyke re-appears at the top of the hill
Cutting  across  the  crown of  Morgan's  Hill.
Cutting across the crown of Morgan's Hill.
Looking  west  to  the  summit  on  Morgan's  Hill.
Looking west to the summit on Morgan's Hill.
Silhouetted  against  a  brightening  sky.
Silhouetted against a brightening sky.
Wansdyke  looking  East  towards  Pewsey.
Wansdyke looking East towards Pewsey.
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This image shows Wansdyke snaking down the hillside.
This image shows Wansdyke snaking down the hillside.
Wansdyke  crosses  this  track, L  to  R ,via  the  gate.
Wansdyke crosses this track, L to R ,via the gate.
Looking  east  along  Wansdyke ,past  Shepherd's  Shore.
Looking east along Wansdyke ,past Shepherd's Shore.
Sadly, these  days, not  all  of  Wansdyke  is  still  as  it  once  was.
Sadly, these days, not all of Wansdyke is still as it once was.
Wansdyke  ;a  current  threat.
Wansdyke ;a current threat.
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