Presumably so named because some farmer used to drive
a cart through this small gap in an embankment. Curiously,
you could have driven a coach and horses through the
gap I made in my hand when we stopped there for lunch
whilst walking the Ridgeway (well, thats what
it seemed like). Only prompt bandaging by Wayne prevented
a small scar from being a slightly bigger one (and
everyone passing out from having to look at my knucklebone).
Binner Verdict: Safe enough if you can avoid
the uncontrollable urge to try and get corned beef
out of the tin with a plastic spleen (sorry, spoon)
Winterbourne Abbas Ninestones
Not strictly speaking a Binner Venue, I went there
on a non Binner trip, but bad enough to be included
anyway; notable for being utterly tiny and next to
a main road.
Binner Verdict: Blink and with any luck you
will miss it.
Doctor Who Exhibition.
Possibly the most overpriced farrago of junk this
side of EuroDisney. If you dont like Doctor
Who you wont like it; If you do then you probably
wont like it anyway - I didnt. Binner
Verdict: Daves Room is more impressive and
Avebury residents are more advanced than some others
in this part of Wiltshire: they are merely deeply
suspicious of electricity, not actively hostile towards
it. This may be why Dave Wayne and I narrowly escaped
with our lives on THAT New Years Eve.
Could have more fun in a cat litter.
Stonehenge is nothing if not spectacular, and its
not spectacular. Take away the fences, the souvenir
shop. The main road and ninety per cent of the other
visitors and you might have a decent Binner venue;
as it is you might as well take away Stonehenge.
Verdict: Could have more fun in a cat litter.