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| Dorset Cursus |
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|Description ||View south-west from the top of the Pleistocene river cliff in Chalk Pit Field, Down Farm. A seasonal lake forms in the depression below the cliff, in what is usually the dry upper reaches of the Allen Valley. The northern bank of the Dorset Cursus once passed underfoot, crossing the valley and intersects the eastern edge of Fir Tree Field before climbing up to the long barrow on Gussage Cow Down. The Cursus was excavated here in 1984.|
| I wondered what the little car-park there was for. Quite a feature that Pleistocene river cliff.|
| Under the Countryside Stewardship scheme (I think that's what it is called) this field has public access. It contains the Pleistocene river cliff, part of the Ackling Dyke agger, barrows and the Wyke Down neolithic henge/building excavations. The gate is at the little car park.|
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