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Cow Low

Round Barrow(s)


We only found this barrow by mistake, as part of a long afternoon of getting lost, miscalculating, and generally going the wrong way. I was looking for Castle Naze with maybe a distant view of Lady low, but it wasn't untill i stood atop the hill and said hang on this isnt a hillfort that looks like a knackered barrow, that I realised my error. I'd turned right instead of left, I zigged when I should have zagged, leaving us further than we realised to walk, and if theres one thing Eric doesnt like doing it's walking.
Oh well, my mistake had ensured that both the barrows would be seen this afternoon, but put in jeopardy our final assault on the hill to reach the object of the trip Castle Naze.

Not knowing where I was had dulled my wits momentarily, it took a minute to realise that I was standing on the outer bank of this thorougly robbed and disheviled barrow. But once I took it all in, the barrow had showed me where on earth I was, and it had helped me to reorient myself. Good barrow, Cow low, but theres not much left except a big skyward pucker.
postman Posted by postman
26th July 2011ce

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