Monday, 13 June 2011

Dorchester walk

The weather here in the west country was appalling, with driving rain all day. However, people turned up for the Roman Dorchester walk - we are a hardy race! We decided that we should curtail the walk to the Town House, the best example in the UK, so well worth a visit in any weather. The foundations are substantial and the mosaics superb, with one being unique in the Roman Empire. This spurred people on to continue the walk by having a look at the remains of the town wall (again unique outside London) and the fountain marking the site where the aquaduct came into Dorchester from the dam set up near Frampton. No pictures I'm afraid as the sight of bedraggled heritage hunters would have been very sad.

The next walk is at Long Bredy on Sunday June 19th to look at the Neolithic Bank Barrow and Bronze Age roundbarrows.

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