Apparently it's an iron age fort. You can clearly see the ditches running around the outside, with a flat raised area in the middle where the fort would have stood. It's in a S.S.S.I and is very atmospheric up there. The view is mostly obscured by the trees, but you can just see down to the grass slopes below.
|The fort on the left, with the raised bank and ditch running around the fort|
|The view from the fort, with the ditch just below and the grass slopes in the|
While I was up there I took the opportunity to hunt for some more fungi. I found one big clump of Honey Fungus (at least that's what I think it is). I also found a couple of other yellow fungi, but I don't think these are Honey fungus as they were growing separately instead of in a big clump.
|Honey fungus growing on a log|
|Growing individually out of a log - yellow and knobbly, but I don't think this |
is Honey fungus
There were a few trees that had large white fungi growing up them. Some of them were a long way up the tree.
I found one Amethyst Deceiver and two Rosy Bonnets.
|Amethyst Deceiver - pinky/purple cap and stem with white hairs at the base|
of the stem
|Rosy Bonnets - pale pink with a paler (almost white) stem|
|A little huddle of fungi, including a puffball|
|You can see the hole in the top that the spores 'puffed' out of|
|A line of wood mushrooms|
|A baby wood mushroom, before it opens out|
And a few of the other oddities that I discovered ....
|This one looked like blue cheese|
|Lots of Candlesnuff was starting to appear|
|A shiny brown one|
|The slugs and snails were out in force enjoying the|
rain. No sign of any of the huge Roman Snails
|A beautiful Beech tree, looking very autumnal|
|A pile of wing feathers. There were no smaller feathers or down, so I think|
these must have been plucked out by something - maybe a hawk?