Wednesday, 28 January 2015

106.Chew Valley And Stanton Drew Stone Circles (10 miles)


Download walk

Parking @BS40 8SU Chew Magna

 With bad weather forcast we headed the 10 miles or so towards chew Valley Lake ,parking up at Chew Magna,from here follow our track ,you cross mostly Farmland wet and muddy today,as it had rained heavily the night before

Heading towards Stanton Drew Crossing the River Chew

 Through the small village to Stanton Drew Stones Circle.........I know ,who knew !

 The largest stone circle is the Great Circle, 113 metres (371 ft) in diameter and the second largest stone circle in Britain after Avebury.

  it is considered to be one of the largest Neolithic monuments to have been built.

The date of construction is not known but is thought to be between 3000 and 2000 BCE which places it in the Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age !! 

Lion or cat ?

 And free to wander.

 a distant Deer although lots of birds,
Buzzard,Redwing,Long Tailed tits,Starlings to name but a few.

Blue skies look so much nicer !

Rusting farm machinery

Ramblers :{ one day we'll be there !

 He already there !!! lagging behind as usual :)

 Great views

A Ford at Bishops sutton ,not many left !

Footbridge over River Chew

Black Headed Gulls @ Chew Valley after a Quaver !

 The perils of walking

A Back To Base

A good walk would have been better drier as many fields with muddy crossing points make it tricky/But a stout pair of boots won't make any difference you'll still be covered but great fun !!

Thanks for looking..... if anyone is ??

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