A couple of weekends ago the regular BTS (A) ride set off from Windsor to cycle to Cholesbury Camp and back this worked out to be a 90km ride which took in a bit of iron age history. Darren our regular (A) ride guide has been trying to educate a few of us and visit some local historic sites to boot hence the visit and briefing at the camp.
Cholesbury Camp (mistakenly called in the c19th “The Danish Camp” but locally known as the Camp) is a large ‘multivallate’ hill-fort on the borders of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. There has been speculation that Cholesbury may have originally been an important Bronze Age settlement established like other forts on the escarpment of the Chilterns adjacent to an important trading route between Salisbury and East Anglia. The site itself may have be chosen as it could be easily defended and contained a reliable supply of water. (Two ponds exist within its boundaries).
And finally here is a picture of the guys at the camp just by the Church
As I write this we are in Italy for a week cycling in the Rimini hills. We are staying in the hotel Dory again and I will add some photos and a write up on our week soon.