old sarum is a hill fort that has been in use since for thousands of years. the protection comes from digging out the side of the hill so that a two tier effect provides an isolated defensible stronghold. it takes a lot of imagination to build up the ruins to what it was, but is incredible to think about the history here. we came here after salisbury cathedral – the spire you see in the distance – and the weather was glorious. since we were on a hill the wind was blowing rather strongly. but the sun kept us warm, and the rustling of the leaves in the trees was calming and refreshing.





































the site of the old chapel (before they built salisbury)







you can see how smooth parts of these rocks are – it looks as if they’re petrified.