Certainly, for healthful air and prospect, a most delightful place; and, for sight of barrows, I believe not to be equalled in the world.
Stukeley,Itinerarium Curiosum, 1776.
The Ridgeway runs inland for around 17 miles from West Bexington in the west to Osmington Mills in the east. It is part of the South West Coast Path and many ancient monuments are on or near it. It is rich in barrows of various types including the rarer bank barrows.
I am not a professional archaeologist, just a keen amateur. I have lived in Dorset all my life and grew up in Dorchester, near the hillfort at Poundbury, this sparked a life long interest in ancient monuments.
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