There are few more wonderful experiences than flying over the network of England’s fields on a sunny day. The patchwork of colour ranging from every shade of green from the palest to almost bottle green, the golden barley as it ripens and the odd brown field freshly ploughed. This kaleidoscope of coloured tapestry stretches as far as the eye can see.
Badbury Rings is yet another of Dorset’s many Iron Age hill forts. It is one of the few to be covered in trees. It was a hill fort of considerable size as can be seen from the number of folds and terraces.
It was once the dwelling place of Durotriges one of the Celtic tribes living in Britain prior to the Roman Invasion. Close by the remains of a temple dating to the Roman era was located immediately west of the fort.Just to the west of Badbury rings this huge formation appeared in barley on the 17 June nestling close to a hedge. (You can just se Badbury Rings in the distance)
I would like thank everyone who has generously donated to my flying. I am enormously grateful as at times, I almost feel that I might have to give up.
This is the first time I have attempted to add pictures, so fingers crossed!!