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Reed Hill

Round Barrow(s)


Just west of Kettleshulme on the B5470 turn north onto a small lane, this takes us along the eastern flank of Reed hill, there is a parking place for one at the side of the road. After jumping the fence go up the hill, just keep going up, the barrow is at the top.

Blast this eternal fog, one of Cheshire's few hilltop cairns and it's a good one but the view is non existent. Lost to the blank greyness of a Sunday afternoon, it was the same last week, and wasn't much better the week before, I'm beginning to think it's not Wales or even the hills, it's just me.

The barrow on Reed hill was dug into in 1911 by people whom I hesitate to name, (you don't know who's going to read this) and a number of features were found including two cists and a curious drain like feature for a fuller read try the Portal
I liked this one hugely, though it's right on the limits of being in Cheshire it could have been on any Welsh hill far far from home. The cairn material is visible on top and some broken bits of sink have worked their way into it.
Eric made a snowman,
Coming back in the spring for better views.
postman Posted by postman
12th February 2012ce
Edited 3rd April 2012ce

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