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Unveiling the Secrets of Folly Wood Gorge and the Holy Man's Cave

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Nestled amidst the idyllic countryside of Wiltshire, England, lies Folly Wood Gorge – a hidden gem waiting to be explored. While it may not be the grandest canyon you'll encounter, its beauty lies in its intimacy and local legends. And nestled within the gorge's embrace is the intriguing Holy Man's Cave, shrouded in mystery. A Gorge with a Hidden Past Folly Wood Gorge is a short but captivating wonder. The highlight? The way the trees cling to the gorge's edges, their roots snaking picturesquely across the rock face. Look closely, and nestled amongst these roots, you'll find the Holy Man's Cave. The name itself sparks curiosity – who was this holy man, and why did he choose this spot? Unfortunately, the cave's history remains shrouded in the mists of time. There are whispers of a hermit who once resided there, a solitary figure seeking solace in the gorge's embrace. However, another tale suggests a less holy inhabitant – Quabb, a notorious poacher and p

Prehistoric Sites in Somerset

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Somerset is a county in Southwest England well known for its prehistoric landscape. The stunning landscape is composed of rolling hills, large flat expanses of land and an extensive coastline. Here we list six prehistoric sites that are worth a visit. CHEDDAR GORGE Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge formed by meltwater floods during the periglacial periods which have occurred over the last 1.2 million years. The gorge is almost 400 feet deep and three miles long. This is England's largest gorge and it consists of crags, pinnacles and caves. The most popular caves known as Gough's Cave and Cox's Cave, were produced by the activity of an underground river called Cheddar Yeo River which emerges in the lower part of Gough's Cave. The caves contain stalagmites and stalactites which can be visited by the general public. Cheddar Gorge is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest known as Cheddar Complex. The gorge is also known for the discovery of Britain's oldest com