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Dunkery Beacon (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Dunkery Beacon</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Dunkery Beacon (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

22/03/2017 - Fine walk from Porlock to Wheddon Cross via Dunkery Beacon today. For anyone interested in routes, access etc we went

Porlock -> Hawkcombe Woods -> Porlock stone circle -> Alderman’s Barrow -> Almsworthy stone setting -> Bendels Barrows -> Great Rowbarrow -> Dunkery Beacon -> Dunkery Bridge -> Mansley Combe -> Wheddon Cross

Took all day with our slow plodding but it was a good way to get a feel for Exmoor, a place I hadn’t been to before. Mostly on good tracks/roads, a bit wet underfoot today. The weather was changeable to say the least, snowing in the morning then lovely sun and blue skies in the afternoon.

Dunkery Beacon really does catch your eye from far away. A strong feature in the landscape. We were lucky to get the top to ourselves today but I guess it’s a busy spot in the summer months. The cairns at the summit are a fair size with the main one having a modern commemorative cairn on top. If you like a trigpoint, sad to say Dunkery Beacon’s is long gone. Very good views today as the weather was kind (I was thinking of TSC’s battle against the elements whilst there and thanked my lucky stars).

If you like an upland cairn with a view you can’t go wrong with this place. Lots to see and do in the area as well. Top day out.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Little Rowbarrow (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Little Rowbarrow</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Great Rowbarrow (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Great Rowbarrow</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Rowbarrow ring barrow and a round cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Rowbarrow ring barrow and a round cairn</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Bendels Barrows (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Bendels Barrows</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Almsworthy Stone Circle — Images

<b>Almsworthy Stone Circle</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Almsworthy Stone Circle — Fieldnotes

22/03/2017 - A very curious place. I counted about 10 or so small stones still standing but not really any obvious layout. I was very taken with this site. Like Porlock stone circle nearby, the setting is good and there is a nice feel to the place. A little squelchy underfoot so maybe not the best place for a sit at this time of year. Nice herd of ponies close by, just to complete a lovely scene. thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Alderman's Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Alderman's Barrow</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Alderman's Barrow</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Porlock Stone Row (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

<b>Porlock Stone Row</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Porlock Stone Circle — Images

<b>Porlock Stone Circle</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Porlock Stone Circle</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Porlock Stone Circle — Fieldnotes

22/03/2017 – Nice walk from Porlock through Hawkcombe Woods to this stone circle. Easy access from the road through a gate. I liked this one a lot. The setting in the landscape is very good with a grand view of the surrounding moor. Enough stones left to still give a good feel to the place. Always good to visit a new circle for me. Well worth the trip. thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Bryn Castell (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

This is not the best hill fort in North Wales, it's not even the best hill fort within site of Cader Idris, bit it is a North Walean hill fort within site of Cader Idris and that alone gets it on to my list.
Leaving Barmouth east alongside the Mawddach estuary on the A496, turn left at Bontddu, and follow this road all the way, one gate has to be opened and shut, a large parking place soon presents itself, avail yourself of it's services, and walk. It's a gentle up hill walk for about a half mile, the fort is soon in view.
It's only a small settlement, large enough for a single house with family, but they still felt the need to build a large wall round it. Perhaps the other fort across the river had some impact on them.
The highest point of this little fort has a large pile of rubble on it, I don't know what it is or was, I like to think it is the site of the house, surely it must be.
The stone rubble that was the wall round it does not now go all the way round it, on the west side it's all grassed over, to the extent that I could not discern an entrance to the site.

It was the mountain view that drew me here, and had the sky remained the same all day it would have been a fine view. But sadly the day has turned, the mountains hidden in cloud and now i'm being snowed on, so it must be time to go, but not before I up my thumbs to the Mawddach estuary and Pared-y-Cefn-Hir hill fort across the way, always great in any weather.
postman Posted by postman
26th March 2017ce

Bryn Castell (Hillfort) — Images

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26th March 2017ce

Bossington Hill (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Bossington Hill</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Bossington Hill</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Bossington Hill (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

21/03/2017 - Fine walk over Selworthy Beacon from Minehead to Porlock. This nice cairn is in a quiet spot on the hill and makes for a fine place for a rest. The views north across the Bristol Channel are wonderful on a sunny day. thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Selworthy Beacon (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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26th March 2017ce

Furzebury Brake (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Furzebury Brake</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce

Blaneau-draw (Round Cairn) — Images

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24th March 2017ce

Garn Boduan (Hillfort) — Images

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24th March 2017ce

Blackhills (Stone Circle) — Images

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24th March 2017ce
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