Sunday, 13 April 2008
A blurry cellphone image of Chanctonbury Ring, West Sussex, taken on Friday. The track to the right is part of the South Downs Way. A strong westerly was blowing up there though nothing like what the ridge must have weathered in the Big Storm of 1987. This flattened some of the trees inside the ring. These had been planted in the eighteenth century and have, since the storm, been replaced with new growth. At least the storm damage meant that the area inside the ring could be excavated before replanting. The ring dates from the Iron Age, and a Roman temple was built inside it at a later date.