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Waverley Woods | by Tony / Guy@Fawkes
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Waverley Woods

In the Midlands, 500,000 years ago, instead of the Warwickshire Avon, a river 310km in length, which has been named the Bytham River, drained from the southwest Midlands and the Pennines through Warwickshire and parts of Leicestershire before turning south through mid-East Anglia and eventually eastwards into what is now the North Sea but was then dry land.

 

The Bytham River was probably one of the most important routes of colonisation for Britain’s first human inhabitants. Several important archaeological sites lie along the route of this lost river. These include, High Lodge and Warren Hill in Norfolk and Waverley Wood near Coventry in Warwickshire.

 

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Taken on October 28, 2009