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Emma's Grove

Round Barrow(s)


Visited 6.10.13

It had been a good out in Gloucestershire, on perhaps the last summer-like day of the year? On the way home we happened to be passing the Air Balloon Inn - somewhere he pass often but never get around to stopping. Although early evening the sun was still shining and the children wanted a go in the [playground while we could enjoy a drink in the beer garden. Karen had her usual latte and I had a glass of local cider.

I had wanted to visit the Barrows across the road and now, at last, was my chance.

The road outside the pub is extremely busy and despite Karen’s concerns I managed to get across unscathed. For those old enough to remember the video arcade game ‘Frogger’ – it was a bit like that!

Once safely across I followed the public footpath (signposted) into the trees. Before too long I located the spot where the Barrows reside but due to the dense undergrowth could make out very little.

I guess this is one of those sites where a winter visit is the order of the day.
As TSC says 'don't bother coming in high summer!'

Time to get back to the pub and finish off that cider………………
Posted by CARL
8th October 2013ce

Comments (1)

Frogger is right! The one barrow is huge, so worth a re-attempt in the Winter or even better a sunny early Spring day when the wild garlic has started. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
8th October 2013ce
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