Thursday, 5 January 2017

Photos of a winter walk from Old Sarum, Salisbury

The iron age hill fort of Old Sarum is situated on the outskirts of the town of Salisbury, Wiltshire above the campsite where we chose to spend the new year's eve of  2016 heading into 2017. Temperatures were not going to head below zero and the weather was going to be dry (if dull) so we decided to do something a little different for the new year so that it was not an option to watch Jules Holland yet again on TV.

I've set up a new gallery of photos from Wiltshire, currently only featuring photos from the outskirts of Salisbury that we encountered on our New Years Eve walk.

Shirley in unfamiliar situation on a rugby pitch adjacent the iron age hill fort of Old Sarum
Iron age earthworks surrounding the fort of Old Sarum, Salisbury
She looked back, at the right moment?
A fallen tree trunk in red leaves
The ruins of the old cathedral within the grounds of Old Sarum, Salisbury stand in winter amidst red fallen leaves
The western entrance to the hill fort at Old Sarum,
Shirley at Old Sarum, Salisbury
Old Sarum hill fort silhouette
A flock of sheep grazing in a field under the earth mounds of Old Sarum, Salisbury
A track through agricultural landscape in Wiltshire in front of the iron age hill fort of Old Sarum
Landscape near Little Durnford Hill, near Salisbury
The Keepers Cottage at Little Durnford, near Salisbury
The Avenue at Little Durnford
Little Durnford Manor, near Salisbury
A wooden barn at Little Durnford Farm raised on the same mushroom shaped stones that line the drive
Flock of sheep in the landscape of the Wiltshire countryside
The manor house at Stratford Bridge just outside Salisbury
Signpost to Stonehenge besides the River Avon at Stratford Bridge
View across the fields just below the Old Sarum hill fort outside Salisbury where the "Parliament Tree" once stood, the location where just a handful of electors would elect two MPs in one of England's most notorious 'rotten boroughs'.
Back to base. Our VW T25 Westfalia campervan just below the Old Sarum hill fort.