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'Visited' Saturday 26 September 2009
We tried to find this using Aubrey Burl's very basic instructions in 'Megalithic Brittany' (Thames & Hudson 1985). To be fair to Dr Burl, he doesn't recommend only using his instructions but getting a decent map as well. For this one, I'd certainly agree!!

It should be easy using the Googlemap coordinates I've provided, based on

Dr Burl just says go to Ban al Lan near Portsall & that the 'tomb is st the end of the creek.' Unfortunately, at Ban al Lan there is a very obvious lovely creek in a beautiful valley, which we spent sometime exploring without megalithic joy!

On returning I've done a little research, and the allee couverte seems to be on the headland to the east of the creek. A few hundred yards to the east of the creek on the D27, there is even a road in that direction (north) called Rue de Guilligui!

This looks like a nice little rather knocked-about allee, but with a particularly ludicrous christian cross slapped on top. Hope I get another chance to see it for myself!
Moth Posted by Moth
10th November 2009ce
Edited 10th November 2009ce

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