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Belas Knap

Long Barrow

Belas Knap (Long Barrow) by thesweetcheat Like a huge iced Christmas cake.
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes (8.1.2010)
Posted by thesweetcheat
10th January 2010ce
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Comments (16)

Yes, that is what it looks like - the Gloucestshire barrows seem to be more about the journey by foot than the arriving. I encountered the Cotswold Way for the first time a week or so ago and marvelled at how different to the Wiltshire landscape it seemed. I'll always love the Ridgeway and my old familiar haunts but would certainly like to get to know what lies near and along the Cotswold Way - roll on Spring. tjj Posted by tjj
11th January 2010ce
It didn't actually strike me as looking like that at the time - too cold to notice? The Cotswolds on a sunny Spring day are lovely (although not dramatic like NY Moors or Black Mountains), lots of beautiful rolling green.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11th January 2010ce
I love this picture as well, for some reason the barrow actually looks like it's loving it, a lovely picture of a lovely place, you do have some special places on your doorstep, just no circles!!!- i've always wondered why not, as you'd think they'd be more rollright type circles around there, a true chambered cairn county, maybe that is the reason in itself. bladup Posted by bladup
20th September 2012ce
This was a lovely day out, but fiercely cold. If only the other LBs were as good as this one, I might spend more time round here - but no doubt will do come the winter months again. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th September 2012ce
I know, in principle it could be full of brilliant reconstructed ones, it upsets me to think that belas knap was originally just an average one, i've been to loads and loads of the others and apart from the reconstructions [like belas knap] and places like hetty petlars the rest are heartbreakingly disappointing time and time again, maybe they haven't been respected over time because a non native people built them [ or a different people to who farm the land now] as there seems NO respect for them by the people around there [ not you of cause ], but that's all for the future with dna testing. bladup Posted by bladup
20th September 2012ce
Still haven't been back to Hetty Pegler's Tump since it re-opened, that's definitely on the winter agenda. Far too many have been ploughed away to nothing though. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th September 2012ce
Last time i went to hetty it was blocked up and i didn't know anything about it, so i was a little shocked to say the least. bladup Posted by bladup
20th September 2012ce
Yeah, I've only ever seen it blocked up, so I'm looking forward to getting inside. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th September 2012ce
Really, what with you been so close and that, you're in for a treat, it's the first place i ever visited [that somethings still there], on the way to the total eclipse in cornwall from lincoln , august 99. bladup Posted by bladup
20th September 2012ce
We haven't lived in this area so long, they closed it up just when I was starting to explore round here. We went to Cornwall the week after the eclipse in 99. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th September 2012ce
Where was the first place you visited? bladup Posted by bladup
20th September 2012ce
Arbor Low 1997. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th September 2012ce
Wow! in at the deep end then! bladup Posted by bladup
21st September 2012ce
Ha, love it! Evergreen Dazed Posted by Evergreen Dazed
21st September 2012ce
I lived in Gloucestershire almost my entire life and we never got proper snow. Then as soon as I move away, you get this! Not fair! Emma A Posted by Emma A
21st September 2012ce
Thanks ED.

Emma, them's the breaks. :-) At least you have stone circles where you live now!
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21st September 2012ce
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