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Norn's Tump

Long Barrow


Having failed to find Avening Burial Chambers, I left Avening and turned off onto the side road to Nag's Head. A footpath heads north off this road, up a steep bank and then onto the golf course. Far too many Cotswold sites have become home to this pointless "sport".

Luckily the footpath crossing the golf course goes straight past this barrow, which I imagine is simply an additional hazard. The barrow is quite large, topped with a few trees and surrounded by golf-related buildings, bits of machinery and a number of golfers who obviously thought I was some kind of weirdo, photographing a lump in the middle of the course.

If you can imagine the barrow in a pre-golf world (I know it's difficult), it's actually in a nice situation, overlooking the valley that Avening lies in. From here the footpath runs north, coming out onto the road near The Tinglestone long barrow, where I headed next.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
22nd March 2009ce
Edited 23rd March 2009ce

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