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Devil's Den - what a surprise

Out with a group of walkers on a lovely sunny early September day, we started off from Manton Hollow - where there is a small hidden car-park at the end of quite a long narrow road, provided by the land-owners to off-set a re-routing of footpaths. We made our through West Wood, moss covered sarsen stones in profusion, on over to the village of West Overton with a pit-stop at The Bell. Then up onto Fyfield Down - absolutely magical with thistle-down blowing across the slopes and scattered stones all around. Then, as we made our back along some higher ground, I saw it.

A lone dolmen standing in a golden field. 'Oh, that's Devil's Den' one of our group told me. I have been mooching around Avebury and surrounding area for literally years, but never knew it was there.

On returning home I checked it out on TMA and found all the wonderfully evocative posts by so many people, with Treaclechops' being the one that really shone out. As a non-car owner, I'm not sure how I will navigate the A4 to get a closer look but where there's a will there's a way.

So I add my small post to the others, as a record of the magic of discovery the wonderful landscape that is Wiltshire.
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