|I loved this place, though I don't especially know why.
It felt very isolated, mostly explained by not being actually ON the Ridgeway or any public right of way, and I saw no one else there, despite staying for a while.
The path starts at the B4192 at SU218804. After climbing the hill you are directed around the side of a field on a permitted path.
The strange thing is that from the M4 Liddington looks quite nearby. The view north is dominated by urban sprawl of Swindon, and the new hospital was going up, which totally dominated the view. It must do so even more now it's finished.
I wouldn't have minded so much if I could have seen the County Ground...
There is a plaque at the north-eastern entrance, which reads:
THE HILL LOVED OF
It's probably just as well they can't see the view now...
This post appears as part of the weblog entry Pilgrimage
Posted by Cursuswalker
28th January 2004ce
Edited 28th January 2004ce