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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Avebury and Barbury Castle

Avebury: standing stones and the popular Red Lion pub on edge of the village

We spent the weekend with friends in Wiltshire and amongst other places visited Avebury and its standing stones as well as Barbury Castle, an Iron Age hilltop fort near Swindon. 

 Start of the walk up to the fort

The inner and outer rings of the fort (above and below)

The inner ring on the southern side   

The photographer's feet and shadow

Views northwards from the Castle 

CRM and Chris 

CRM and the sky

Wild life – a black beetle 

 More wild life: a couple of decorative snails (above and below)

The Black Sheep of the party

The Castle, trees and rape field in distance

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