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Dorset Cursus (South to Thickthorn Down)

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Dorset Cursus (South to Thickthorn Down) by UncleRob Here is the view from the eastern end of the cursus up to the Gussage Down long barrow. I have zoomed in and in reality the barrow occupies a space on the skyline about half the width of my little finger if I extend my arm fully. Nevertheless I reckon you could see someone standing on top as the sun goes in. Shades of Callanish ritual as re-enacted on the TMA TV show (see YouTube)? The cursus crop mark in below the barrow. The bank to the left ends about one barrow-length away from it, leaving plenty of space for people to gather around an opening or forecourt on the SE end. The dogleg bend in it is quite visible here. On maps the bends are slight but on the ground they zig-zag around. The bank on the right is less obvious, passes closer to the barrow and has less of a kink to it.
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First visit to the Dorset Cursus
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Posted by UncleRob
3rd September 2009ce
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