Green Ted


September 2020

Green Ted at Stonehenge

Stonehenge is controlled by English Heritage who have surrounded it with barbed wire and charge scandalous prices for entry — advance booking is £21 for adults (£19 concessions) £55 for a family ticket. As with all the institutions, price for entry is pitched to make you consider taking out membership and in this case there were plenty of takers and so no reason to change. But we're not the types to pay that much and, in any case, an image to show GT and the whole of SH would have to be at quite a distance so we checked the alternatives. Pack to Life explains how. If you drive back to the A303 from the Visitors' Entrance and turn left, don't bother with the lay-by, it doesn't help, a bit further on there's a gravel track where a dozen cars and campers were parked and you can get a decent view. Pack to Life suggests driving further up and getting closer on foot.

Slightly further along the A303 you get the standard motorists' view which would have been the ideal one for me, but it is difficult to park. Next time we're passing, I might park on the gravel track and walk down the A303 for the snap, but time was short.

Further on again, apparently, there's another left turn to a village but we did not try that.

Stonehenge, Anon, c. 2,500 B.C.

Green Ted at Stonehenge
Stonehenge, Anon, c. 2,500 B.C.
12 Sep 20, 11:47
Canon SX70; 3.8-247 @ 48.8mm (269mm) [*21/3.8]
f/6.3; 1/500th; ISO 100
Cat. 5,671-72

Green Ted at Stonehenge

It was quite a windy day and retrieving GT from the other side of the barbed-wire fence would have proved a challenge and so, although GT usually eschews a safety-net, a tether was deployed.