This was a very short visit to the Stourhead Estate; DH and I wanted to have a long walk through the forest, but when we got there, we found that due to the recent logging of the wood, many of the tracks were difficult to walk on, so we stayed at the top grassy end. Not quite the walk we planned,
but at least I could take a picture of the King Alfred's Tower, which is also now owned by NT.
This folly tower was completed in 1772, to commemorate the end of the Seven Years War against France, near the location where it is believed that Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, rallied the Saxons in May 878, before the important Battle of Edington.
The Tower is opened to public on certain days, and viewing area at the top can be reached by some 205 steps.