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                          August Day 5  - London to Plymouth

We leave London and cross the largely treeless chalk plateau  of the Salisbury Plains where there is the largest military training area in the UK closed to the public. We stop at ancient prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge  which was built in six stages between 3000 and 1520 BC It has mystified generations of visitors with it's artificially shaped sarsen stones (blocks of Cenozoic silcrete), arranged in post-and-lintel formation, and because of the remote origin of its smaller bluestones (igneous and other rocks) from 100150 miles (160240 km) away South Wales. (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica)
Due to loss, photos used on this page were the work of fellow tourist, John Fulton

 
 

We visit the medieval Salisbury Cathedral  before skirting Dartmoor National Park  with it's stone outcrops looking much like our MiddleMarch area...then to the city of Plymouth.