Re: Most uncomfortable visit to an ancient site in 2011
Dec 30, 2011, 20:27
Mine's easy..... at Coedcae Gaer hillfort on Christmas Eve I had the complete misfortune of finding myself literally in the middle of a fox hunt..... there's me thinking these were illegal.
It fair made my skin crawl to have to share a hillside with such worthless scum, but I was determined not to be intimidated by all the heavies watching in pick-ups, so blatantly went over to a bloke on his quad and said I was going to cross the barbed wire fence and look at the hillfort.... 'hillfort?' he replied, looking utterly bemused. 'Yes, that thing over there', said I, pointing.
I sincerely hope the fox outwitted them, since it doubled back past me into the hillfort.... needless to say I kept stumm...but guess I'll never know.
Don't get me started ... technically illegal but that seems to make no difference at all to the hunting brigade which you described accurately. My only encounter was last year (2010) just after visiting Windmill Tump Long Barrow - we had to wait while a hunt set off and yes it made me fume with anger and a sense of powerlessness. My only gratification was that as the hunt rode past us a deer bounded across the field behind them ... unseen.
Yeah, seeing as the 'police' (apparently) turn a blind eye and you can't bring one of the morons down without hurting the horse... there's nothing you can do without mass action.