Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Ightham Mote and Oldbury Hillfort
A bit of a grey, damp, chilly day, in marked contrast to the brilliant sunshine of last week.
Lots of trees are being felled and logged,and as you can see by the group clustered around the map,things were not as remembered .Subsequently we(I) got a little lost at times .
Lots of hilly bits and even a couple of chaps on mountain bikes cycling uphill.
We parked at Ightham Mote, a 12th century half timbered building,and made our way to Olbury Hill Fort,a stone age outpost ,in use until the Romans took over .
A good defensive position,as we found,climbing up the slopes.
back to Ightham Mote and then to the Jungle cafe for a late lunch which was excellent.