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Saintbury Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Visited 27.8.11

Spotted this on the map when visiting the nearby Willersey Camp and Long Barrow.

I parked near the church in the village of Saintbury and followed the footpath through the churchyard and out the other side through the wooden gate. From here the path continued uphill, through a small wood and out into an open field.

Once in the field the Barrow is easily identifiable as a low grass covered mound approximately 0.5 metres high and 8 metres across.

The Barrow isn't right on top of the hill, but near the top on the north facing slope. When visiting sites up and down the country I always try to think as to why a site was chosen. Sometimes it is obvious – often not. There is no doubt why this particular spot was chosen as the last resting place for someone no doubt important – the views to the north are simply wonderful. This is one of those sites which make what we do so worthwhile; I could feel all my cares fade away as I sat atop the Barrow and admired the vista in front of me. I could have stayed for a long time here but as ever I needed to head back to Karen and the children sat waiting patiently for me in the car.

I really enjoyed my visit here and felt 'recharged' by the experience. A site I would certainly recommend and access is easy as long as you are able to walk up a steep, muddy path through the woods. Top place.
Posted by CARL
1st September 2011ce

Comments (1)

Great notes Carl, which I haven't seen before. This one is heading up the list. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
7th February 2013ce
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