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Nympsfield Long Barrow

Long Barrow

Fieldnotes

Very easy to access by car as on the site of a viewing/ picnic area on the Cotswold Way. Although there is a plantation of trees blocking the spectacular views over the Severn Valley from the actual barrow, the views a few metres along make this a very satisfying place to visit.

Rather manicured and to be honest somewhat soulless, this is my second visit. This time, however, I was struck by the characteristic cross shape of the chambers - the entrance facing east, with north, south and west chambers visible from the top of the barrow.

From here we headed to Uley Bury hillfort and Hetty Pegler's Tump along the Cotswold Way.
tjj Posted by tjj
7th September 2010ce
Edited 7th September 2010ce

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