Swanborough Tump

If you’re a fan of The Last Kingdom like us, you’ll get excited about this landmark a short walk from Lady’s Bridge (bridge 120), near Wilcot and Woodborough. Here in the year 871 the future King Alfred the Great met his elder brother King Aethelred I on their way to fight the invading Danes and each one swore if the other died in battle the dead man’s children would inherit the lands of their father King Aethelwulf. At the beginning of May the trees around the Tump were awash with bluebells!