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Caer Bran

Hillfort

<b>Caer Bran</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 15/06/2007.
Nearest Town:Newlyn (6km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SW407290 / Sheet: 203
Latitude:50° 6' 13.42" N
Longitude:   5° 37' 36.14" W

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Paid a visit here yesterday for the first time in something like 20 years; had the place to myself, and wandered around enjoying the silence & tranquility. The mist was steadily shrouding the hill, completely obscuring the views that would have otherwise been camera fodder but certainly adding something to the ambience. This site is easily accessible (I recommend the OS 'Explorer' map of Land's End) albeit involving quite a climb up a broad, part-concrete track (I pushed the mountain bike up this bit - I know when I'm beaten!), but well worth it. I'll be returning in the summer, but as for yesterday - 'atmospheric' isn't quite an adequate word. Stonefly Posted by Stonefly
30th April 2005ce

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The Cornwall Archaeological Unit’s Review of 1995-6 reported that the Iron Age hillfort of Caer Bran was the most prominent feature within an 18 hectare area surveyed for Penwith District Council to provide information for a Countryside Stewardship Scheme. The new survey is said to have “produced some exciting and unexpected results . What had always been tentatively described as a central roundhouse, cut by a later post-medieval track, is now interpreted as one of three probably Bronze Age ring cairns, possibly within their own contemporary, banked enclosure” pure joy Posted by pure joy
19th March 2003ce