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Visited 30.5.10.
Athelney - at last! I have wanted to visit this site for many years, ever since seeing it on Time Team (by the way this was Time Team's first ever site and also their 100th dig!) Heading towards Burrow Mump on the A361 there is a large layby on the right hand side. In the layby is an information board explaining the site, which is very easily seen. I was surprised by how close the site was to the main road. For some reason I was expecting it to be a lot further away. The info board mentions the Time Team dig in 2002 and also states that this is the lowest hillfort in the UK. The monument is at the left end on the long low mound and there was a large pile of wood at the opposite end - looked like someone was planning a bonfire! There isn't a huge amount to see here but it meant a lot to me.
Posted by CARL
1st June 2010ce

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