Another beautiful day so we chose to take a long walk in the Hampshire countryside. Our walk started at Queen Elizabeth Park 10 miles north of Portsmouth. The park was busy but we quickly left the madding crowds behind. We walked alongside several fields spotting a windmill on the hill.
Futher on we came across the Butser Ancient Farm. This is an experimental Iron Age farm which has been set up to test and interpret the building and farming techniques of archaeological discoveries. The site was a reprodution of an Iron Age village. Each building described the building techniques involved and explained what scientists had discovered when attempting to build and once built the issues on maintence and sustainability of the buildings. It was a fascinating experiment.
We continued our walk through the countryside stopping for lunch and a drick in a small village pub in Chalton before continuing our walk across fields and through woods. A further interesting stop was in the village of Buriton where Daisy enjoyed a few moments by the village pond watching the ducks!Leaving the village and climbing out of the valley we walked through an area of disused chalk pits once a major industry in the area along with lime kilns before re-entry into the Queen Elizabeth Park to return to the car.
An interesting and varied walk in the beautiful Hampshire countryside.