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Selattyn Hill



I approached from the west from Orsedd Wen cairn, it wasn't until the second time I crossed the strange linear earthen bank and ditch that I realised what it was, the best section of Offa's dyke that ive yet seen, silly me, well I never did, foot of our stairs and so on.
It was only a ten to fifteen minute walk from Orsedd Wen to Selattyn hill ring cairn, so while i'm here I thought I might as well, other wise I'd probably not have bothered to have come here.
The heather covered remains have never really appealed to me, the tower dumped in the middle of it, the forestry all round it, half the ring gone, all this persuaded me to give it a miss, but, I am close by so here I am.
Glad of that I am too, it was better than I thought, hidden from the outside world, hanging on in there and delighting even those that didnt really want to come. Sure, Mr Crewe's tower isn't easy to ignore, in fact it should be torn down. But half the trees have come down opening up views across Shropshire and Cheshire, unfortunately more have been planted and are now shooting up.

The ring cairn survives to about two thirds of it's circumference, and is still about a meter high.
The heather is slowly going to cover the cairn material utterly, seeing the difference between thesweetcheats pictures and mine (3 years) is a bit disheartening, the place is about as visitable as it's ever going to get, which isn't much, another three years and it'll be gone again.
postman Posted by postman
19th January 2014ce
Edited 19th January 2014ce

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