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The Toots

Long Barrow


Visited on a warm, cloudy spring day (26.4.09). This barrow has a very impressive position - I had previously seen it from the train window on the Gloucester - Swindon line, where it is an easily recognisable landmark. There are terrific views over the Severn Valley to the west and across to the NW.

The barrow itself has seen a lot of excavation, along the top there are four or five large scars of varying sizes. The overall shape is still discernable but there is no sign of any megaliths.

It was very busy up here today, plenty of people out walking dogs, themselves, their children, as well as the suitablility of the barrow as spot for flying kites. Not a place for blissful solitude then, but still a communal focal point all these thousands of years after it was built. From here I headed west through the lovely Pen Hill woods, towards Buckholt Wood long barrow.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
7th June 2009ce
Edited 7th June 2009ce

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