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Huish Champflower Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Visited 19.7.11

Saw this site marked on the O/S map and mentioned on Megalithic.
I parked next to the Brendon Hill Methodist Church (just off the B3190).
Then it was a short walk across the road, over the new wooden stile and a flat walk to the Barrow. Access is easy as there is a public right of way to the Barrow.
This was an unusual site which I liked a lot, despite the Barrow being much mangled.
Someone in the past has planted a ring of trees around the Barrow which are now fully matured and whose roots have interlocked with each other. This has formed a sort of low 'wall' of roots. (Reminded me of the tree roots you see at the ruins in Jungle Book – where Baloo the bear has his song/dance!!)
Despite being quite close to the road the site feels fairly secluded and quiet.

I would heartily recommend a visit when you happen to be in the area.
Posted by CARL
8th August 2011ce

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