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D35 Valthe



Visited: April 14, 2014

This medium sized hunebed measures 8.5 by 3.2 metres, and lies at the northernmost tip of the Valtherbos woodland between Klijndijk and Valtheā€”no more than two kilometres from either village. I visited Hunebed D35 Valthe directly from the Valthe Twins of D36 and D37, walking through the fields along Langhietsweg, then picking up Brinkweg then Westerweg from the west of Valthe. Where Westerweg passes a large expanse of woodland, you will encounter a 'Hunebed Sign' directing you along a footpath to the right, immediately in front of the trees. Hunebed D35 Valthe lies half-way along this forest edge, in an obvious clearling.

On first approach, only the tops of some of the stones are visible, as the remains of the original barrow are still sufficient to conceal much of the monument. Originally, this hunebed possessed 10 sidestones and a probable 5 capstones. Only two capstones (one still in place) have survived to the present day, and all the sidestones are deeply buried in the sand, some almost completely hidden.

Notwithstanding its somewhat ruinous state, D35 is most certainly worth a visit. The location is atmospheric, specially in autumn when the nearby heather is in full bloom.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
23rd April 2014ce
Edited 22nd December 2014ce

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