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Cronkston Low

Round Barrow(s)


Best approached from the north, in between two farms a footpath leads most of the way to this fairly decent barrow. The hill has walls separating the barrow from the road, but there are stiles, at no point did we feel like trespassers, five minutes from car to bump.
This is by far the best barrow we saw today, then again the one before this turned out to be Anglo Saxon and the one before that cows barred our way, and the one before that was very low. As if to signal our success a partial rainbow sprung out of the ground to our south, pretty.

The barrow is maybe a meter high and has two depressions dug into it, a walkers cairn has been constructed on it's oh so lofty summit.
It even has what looks like kerbing in places around the cairn, and almost inevitably, for the area, it has a good view of High Wheeldon. It was very windy and beginning to rain again so we scarpered back down the hill to go take in one more barrow before we must go home.
postman Posted by postman
30th October 2013ce
Edited 30th October 2013ce

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