Badbury Rings, Dorset, England

Badbury Rings is a mile north-east of the village of Shapwick and must rank with Maiden Castle as one of England's finest earthworks. It has three ramparts, each 40 feet high, separated by ditches, which encircle the 330 feet high hill fort. It provides a fine natural grandstand for the South Dorset Hunt's Point-to-Point meeting which is held there each year.

There is a magnificent avenue of trees lining the Wimborne to Blandford road for about two miles just below the Rings. Legend has it that the farmer who planted them is supposed to have planted one for each day of the year. He obviously couldn't count to well, as there are over 365 of them on one side of the road alone.

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