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Burn Howe (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Burn Howe</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
28th September 2017ce

Stony Marl Howes (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Stony Marl Howes</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
28th September 2017ce

Thornborough Henge South — Images

<b>Thornborough Henge South</b>Posted by harestonesdown harestonesdown Posted by harestonesdown
19th September 2017ce

Thornborough Henge North — Images

<b>Thornborough Henge North</b>Posted by harestonesdown<b>Thornborough Henge North</b>Posted by harestonesdown harestonesdown Posted by harestonesdown
19th September 2017ce

The Thornborough Henges — Fieldnotes

Just spent three nights here for the Mabon celebrations. Rituals aren't really my thing but camping besides an henge with two others in close proximity definitely is.

I'm not sure what the situation has been in the past but at the moment you cant walk the direct route between all three henges, the way from the central henge to the north henge is private property, the field contains an house, big disappointment. On a more positive note you can easily walk from the central henge to the southern one, though you do have to cross a small lane.

If you want to visit the northern henge (you really should, it's easily the best imo) then it's quite straight forward.
From within the central henge leave by the gate facing the southern entrance, as if you we're heading for the southern henge but turn right and walk along the lane a short while, 300 metres-ish and take the first possible right (on foot) up a narrow path that's rather overgrown (atm) with sloe berries, stay on it till you meet the road. Cross the road and follow the other lane till you are almost at the point where it dog legs, dip through the hedge here (on your right) and you're in the northern henge.
It's well worth the effort. ;)
harestonesdown Posted by harestonesdown
19th September 2017ce

Crown End, Westerdale (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Links

The Smell of Water - Crown End


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
16th August 2017ce

Garrowby Hill Top and Garrowby Wold (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

The other nearby barrows are Cot Nab Farm SE813567 and South Wold Farm SE821570. None of which I could see during a 'drive by' due to the hedge and the fields being in crop (wheat) Posted by CARL
8th August 2017ce

Kitty Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

Drive by

Directions:
A short distance east of Stamford Bridge along the A166.

Despite EH reporting that this barrow is 2.5m high by 26m in diameter I couldn't spot it due to the hedgerow. Time prevented me from stopping for a proper look.
Posted by CARL
8th August 2017ce

Skipsea Castle (Artificial Mound) — Fieldnotes

Visited 5.8.17

Directions:
In the village of Skipsea. Signposted as it is an English Heritage site. You can park near the field gate which gives access to the site. You walk across a field and then through a second gate. The field had a herd of cows in it.

My main reason for visiting was to knock off another English Heritage site. I have been to many motte and bialy castles over the years but this is one of the most impressive. Both the motte and bails are very large. The views from the top of the motte are impressive over the surrounding flat countryside. I would heartily recommend visiting the site - just watch out for the cow pats!
Posted by CARL
7th August 2017ce
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