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Herefordshire Beacon[750 x 562 jpg]
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|Description ||The Herefordshire Beacon (aka British Camp) was constructed around the 4th century B.C. and in the centuries following, more banks and ditches were built lower down the hillside. |
This iron age hill fort is one of a remarkable series of such sites that extend in a belt from the Dorset coast into north-eastern Wales. It is larger than many and also one of the most imposing of these ancient structures. It's unlikely that it could have withstood a long-sustained siege due to there being no natural water supply within its defences. The fort probably ceased to be occupied about 50 A.D. at the time of the Roman invasion.
|I love walking around here and the rest of the hills. The views are great and I can't help but wonder about the events that have taken place here over the thousands of years.|
|It's a great photo AJK - makes me want to visit. I know what you mean about the feelings you get at these places... even more so when you have them all to yourself.|
|Thanks AngieLake, I always try to take the kind of photos of such places that make people want to visit. I was lucky to have the whole site to myself and it can spoil it a bit sometimes when there are lots of people walking about in brightly coloured clothes. Anyway, it really is a great place to visit.|
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