Cerne Abbas Giant

Cerne Abbas Giant Cerne Abbas Dorset

The chalk outline in the hills above the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas shows a naked, sexually aroused, club-wielding giant.

The first written records of the giant are from 1694, so the origins in ancient times are in question.

The giant is owned and managed by the National Trust.

An interesting fact - during the Second World War, the giant was disguised to prevent the Germans from using him as an aerial landmark. Since then he receives regular grass cutting and even a complete re-chalking every 25 years!

Rick McEvoy Photography, Dorset Photographer

Place: Cerne Abbas
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Month: June
Aperture: f/16

Photographer: Rickphoto

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County: Dorset
Lens: Canon 100-400 F4.5-5.6L
Time of Day: Midday
Shutter Speed: 1/250

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