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There are many strange things hidden in Dorset. Here is our very own giant!

Photographs of the Cerne Giant, near Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England


Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England

Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England

The village of Cerne Abbas lies in the heart of rural Dorset. Fujichrome Velvia, Nikon F70, AF Nikkor 35-80mm.


The Cerne Giant

The Cerne Giant

The Cerne Giant is a figure of controversial origin, cut into the hillside to the north of the village of Cerne Abbas. The figure is some 55 metres square, and drawn by means of cutting 30 cm wide chalk filled trenches into the ground. Some sources claim that the Giant dates from the Romano - British period, others suggest that it dates from strange goings - on in the sixteenth century. Whatever the origins, if you download him as wallpaper it is bound to be a talking point! 2001-10-07 Olympus C1400L digital camera. Cessna 150 aircraft. 2001-10-07.


The Cerne Giant - Panorama

The Cerne Giant - Panorama

I wonder what the artist who drew the giant would have made of this view? Fujichrome Velvia, Nikon F70, AF Nikkor 35-80mm. Cessna 150 aircraft. 2001-10-07.


Cerne Giant - Erosion Notice

Cerne Giant - Erosion Notice

Direct access to the giant is discouraged by this notice and a barbed wire fence. In any case, as the following picture shows, it is very difficult to get any appreciation of the figure actually standing on Giant Hill. In fact, before I took the photograph below, I walked right past the figure without realising where it was!


Giant Hill, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England

Giant Hill, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England

On Giant Hill, the outline of the giant is difficult to see. Fujichrome Velvia, Nikon F70, AF Nikkor 35-80mm.

The Giant may be found at map reference ST667017, and may be viewed from a layby situated on the A 352, to the north of the village of Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England.

Why not download the Cerne Giant as computer wallpaper?

 Cerne Giant Wallpaper 800  x  600 

 
 

Cerne Abbas and Dorset - Information

Tourism, travel and hotel information about Cerne Abbas and Dorset

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Links to other sites featuring Dorset and Cerne Abbas

Cerne Abbas Giant (Wikipedia)

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