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Dragon Hill

Artificial Mound


A friend down from London looking for some photo opportunities; against the odds another beautiful November day broke through the early mist so I suggested Uffington White Horse. Parked friend's car in Ashbury and walked uphill along a narrow downland footpath at the side of the village church.

Along the Ridgeway via Wayland's Smithy to Uffington Castle; the White Horse is impossible to truly appreciate from the hillfort - tremendous views of Dragon Hill today though. (See link for history and folk-lore).

While we looked down at Dragon Hill two motorised hang gliders flew over and graced us with a display of their aerial manouvres; a bit later both a kestrel and buzzard appeared over this magnificent place.

Mid afternoon and the sun was sinking fast; by the time we reached the path back down to Ashbury it was setting in the western sky and almost full moon was rising. Utterly peaceful and a perfect day out for my city friend and me.
tjj Posted by tjj
20th November 2010ce
Edited 22nd November 2010ce

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