...I thought I'd indulge in some gratuitous photos of Segbury Hillfort.
Okay, it's not quite an Uffington in its grandeur, because it's a univallate hillfort, as opposed to a more complex multivallate hillfort, but its scale is still quite staggering;
In one field, we get one half of the monument. Here's a view of the other half, from the road that splits it in two:-
My last photo features the rampart. I said earlier that Segsbury's a univallate fort - well it is over most of its extent, except in some places where parts of a second, outer, rampart can be identified:-
Anyway, what struck me in this first episode devoted to Welsh prehistory and extending through to the early medieval period was firstly how much I already knew, and secondly how many of the featured sites I've actually visited in the past: Tre'r Ceri, Pentre Ifan, Caerleon, St David's, Great Orme. And Llanfair PG, too... In a way this is of course quite reassuring, since Wales is supposedly the Land of My Fathers but I'd hoped I'd learn something new...
Ah well. One thing's for sure: I really must pencil in another visit to Anglesey some time, just so I can check out the chambered tombs. A return visit to the one and only Paris Mountain would be on the cards, too (please forgive any spelling mistakes, oh Welsh followers of this blog!!)
Oh, and then there was the one, the only, the magnicent - LLYN FAWR HOARD!!! Yay!!!!!!
And tomorrow we'll no doubt be progressing onto the medieval period. Eddy I, Llewellyn & Co. And all the Welsh castles... Can't wait!!!