Dancing Trees  :  King Alfred’s Way and the Quantock Hills

Dancing Trees : King Alfred’s Way and the Quantock Hills

Another set of photographs portraying something of the landscape of Somerset.

The Quantocks are a small,  narrow range of hills which follow the north Somerset coastline from Williton north to Bridgwater.

On  the very ridge of them,  heading west from the Triscombe Stone,   a Saxon Army route, or ‘herepath’, known as King Alfred’s Way, allegedly marks his route to resist the Viking invasion in the 9th century.  Known also as The Drove Road,  the route was well-used by local farmers moving cattle and sheep to the market in Taunton.

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