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The Aubreys

Plateau Fort


Visited 31st December 2002: First I should warn you that this is one of those sites that has had all the zing kicked out of it. Don't make the journey unless you're ready for disappointment.

We parked at the rather incongruous Ramada Jarvis Hotel which intersects the enclosure (I asked permission and they were happy so long as we gave our registration number). A footpath follows the perimeter of the field that the site sits in, but pretty early on we decided to ignore that and follow the edge of the enclosure (there's no livestock or crops in the field).

The M1 makes the site pretty unpleasant, mainly because it's so noisy. On the eastern side of the enclosure Lou and I had trouble talking to each other over the racket. In the north west we found a BMX track, presumably made by local kids. Unfortunately it consists of both ditches and ramps dug out of the enclosure. I had a look amongst the mess for worked flint, but didn't find anything.

Poor old Aubreys.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
1st January 2003ce
Edited 10th November 2003ce

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