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Charters Moss

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<b>Charters Moss</b>Posted by Saban-of-StonehengeImage © APT
Nearest Town:Darwen (6km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SD695165 / Sheet: 109
Latitude:53° 38' 37.66" N
Longitude:   2° 27' 41.09" W

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Charters Moss plantation has a path running through it but to stray off the beaten path is taking a risk (pic of the main path above added by myself).

The trees are very dense and without a good OS map or GPS it is easy to get lost in this eerie woodland area.

Not really worth a visit but its nice to know it is here. It is an eerie and quiet place. You will not meet anyone else in the wood.
Posted by Saban-of-Stonehenge
6th January 2012ce


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Peat digging on Charters Moss revealed many Bronze Age finds, the best examples being a perforated stone hammer and a bronze palstave. Other finds include a looped socketed spearhead with part of it's original wooden shaft, a more developed palstave with handle and a bronze loop headed spearhead. IronMan Posted by IronMan
13th December 2002ce