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Ambleside Bowl Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Visited 29.12.10
Taking the turning west out of Craven Arms off the A49 you go under a railway bridge and shortly on your right you will see a sign for Greenfields Road – park here. Walk along the main road west a short distance and on the left you will see a sign for Outspan Nurseries (pointing to the right) and an old rusty gate giving access to a field.
Up and over the gate, across the handy bridge over a stream and a two minute walk up the slope takes you to the Barrow. I say 'takes you to the Barrow' but in fact it takes you to a barbed wire fence next to the barrow. No problem as the largely ploughed out Barrow is easily spotted on the brow of the small hill. I would estimate the Barrow to be about 1 metre high and about 10 metres in diameter – covered in many mole hills. Despite only being a small hill, it does give a surprisingly commanding view over the surrounding area – at least it would if it wasn't so foggy!
Easy to access (technically no public access) when in the area.
Posted by CARL
30th December 2010ce

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