Stonehenge: Closure Of A344 Near Monument To Go Ahead
Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:08 PM
English Heritage wants to stop traffic from travelling close to the stones and "restore the dignity" of the World Heritage Site by closing the A344.
The road from the A303 at Stonehenge Bottom to west of the visitor centre has already been approved for closure.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:59 PM
...Glad, hopefully, to see action being taken on this now...as it will help preserve and maintain the Site. Been there a few times...with all sorts 'milling around', and one wondered how long it would be before damage/disrespect would make 'a mockery' of this Heritage.
Thanks for the update...but still with 'fingers crossed'....why? Because it's a Political THING/'S'
Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:03 PM
I suspect that making money / denying access to those who wont pay is behind the closure plans.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:51 AM
Still, there IS abuse going on by both individuals and groups. We use to be able to walk right up to the 'STONES' and mull in and out between them. That goes back a few years huh?
Something had changed and the 'civic minded/caring public somehow turned into 'Zombies' or dumbed down to prankish activity and plain ignorance. So, what to do/ Have to protect the Heritage Place.
Lots of YOBS out there kid....try waling around that area, as any other area with maddening 'bad vibes' city type people, and have a gander at the antics and disregard. Too bad/'S'
Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:16 PM
got some nice photo's - a Hopi meditation within the stones - and a radiation burn on my hand and face for the effort
- also toured other monuments - climbed Silbury Hill (now offlimits too) - Glastonbury Tor etc, .etc, over a week tour
Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:34 PM
Avebury is still open, you can walk up to and touch these stones. But do watch where you walk as the grazing sheep tend to leave small black 'deposits' such as you would rather not get on your shoes (or sit on!!).
Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:22 PM
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