South of Cranborne near the junction of the B3081 / B3078.
There are several barrows marked on the O/S map either side of the B3081 and in woodland adjacent to the B3078.
The bad news is I couldn’t spot any of the barrows marked as being in open fields to the west of the trees. Ploughed out?
The good news is there are two whopping barrows to be seen directly opposite each other, in trees, on the B3081. There is room to park next to the trees / metal gates.
(Ignore the private – no public access sign!)
Both barrows are very large, approximately 3 metres high x 15 metres across.
The surfaces of both barrows are covered in ivy. There is a small depression in the top of the northern barrow which may indicate previous excavation? I didn’t spot any depressions in the southern barrow but chances are it has been dug into at some point.
If you happen to be in the area these are a cracking pair of barrows to have a look at.
The only thing to spoil the visit was the rubbish dumped at the side of the road. (I thought I was back home in South Wales for a minute!)
For some reason I couldn’t find any E.H. information on these barrows – which seemed strange given their size and close proximity to the road.