cerne abbas fertility giant

here’s something outrageously british. apologies to any american’s still in shock from janet jackson’s superbowl outing ! It’s the Cerne fertility giant
It’s best seen from the air, but you can see it fairly well from a viewing point. unfortunately we went on a very foggy day.
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notice the giant’s scissors.


here is a photo from the information board:
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we followed the Giant trail which takes you by the giant’s feet. you can’t enter in to his area as it’s fenced off. so the walk is simply a nice walk round a hill.
here are the sign posts:
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here’s me with a massive blob of mud on my shoe:
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here’s an actually quite nice clock with an interesting second hand:
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and here’s a giant ginger bread man and information leaflet:
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the best thing about this place is that (other than the items above) it hasn’t been commercialised. the village it’s in is absolutely beautiful and the countryside is amazing.
it’s quite ironic that something this blatant has been kept so well hidden !

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