The Rude Man of Cerne Abbas (Dorset) Reviews
Description:An ancient hill carving etched into the hillside at Cerne Abbas in Dorset.
Newest Review: ... has one of the highest birth rates in the country), so I'm rather guessing there are ways and means to get up and close and personal with him if you so desire. At dawn every May Day (Beltaine), local Morris dancers gather and dance on him, but you shouldn't let that put you off visiting him if you are determined to conceive - I'm sure they won't mind :o) The Rude Man has been used in ... more
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by - written on 29/04/12, updated on 05/01/14 (Very useful, 538 readings)
"Here come I, Beelzebub, And over my shoulders I carry my club" Christmas Mummers' Play In England we are lucky enough to have nearly 60 chalk etched hill figures. The majority of these are in the south of England, as the underlying rock is chalk and it shows up nicely from a distance. Most of these hill figures can be found in Wiltshire (home to at least eight white horse carvings, half a dozen regimental badges, a panda and a kiwi). Second in line is the county of Dorset, which has a couple of hill carvings too - the most famous being the Rude Man of Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester. You may well not recognise the name, but you are ... Read the complete review
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A nice enough place, great views, conveniently located
Not lots to see, not open every day