Folly Wood Gorge

Folly Wood Gorge is a small gorge consisting of upper greensand which was formed during the Cretaceous Period (from about 145 to 66 million years ago). The gorge is very small compared to other gorges in England, but it has the power to impress the visitors thanks to it's beauty.

Some of the trees located right above the gorge have their roots exposed, snaking on the surface of the rocks. This natural feature certainly adds to the dramatic scenery of the place.

Look closer and you will notice a little cave in between the tangled roots. This cave is known as "The Holy Man's Cave". The origin of this name is unknown.

Folly Wood Gorge is located near Devizes in the county of Wiltshire.

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