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Walking on The Wiltshire Downs

Summer is here! A lovely walk yesterday - on Roundway Hill Covert which is only about 6 miles from Melksham

The view from Roundway Hill Covert

The Marlborough Downs fall away at Roundway Hill, where a battle was fought (1643) in the English Civil War. The next hill across is known as "Olivers Castle" after Oliver Cromwell.

Olivers Castle

Behind the hill, the Marlborough Downs are a carpet of yellow at the moment.

Oil Seed on the Marlborough Downs
(written 2008-05-12)

 
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