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The Cop, Bledlow-cum- Saunderton

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Thame (9km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SP773012 / Sheet: 165
Latitude:51° 42' 13.3" N
Longitude:   0° 52' 52.51" W

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Finally, we reach The Cop. Deep in the cougar-infested woods on the Bledlow Ridge, on the eastern spur, opposite the Bledlow Cross, a small mound, deep in trees.

Now hugely overgrown, this must have been a magnificent place to be buried (along with the other barrows in this small group) - the Chilterns fall away (the Ridgeway marking the boundary) to reveal an enormous plain, a view for eternity, still takes my breath away every time I see it.

Trees, nettles and rabbits occupy this site now ...
Posted by RiotGibbon
8th January 2002ce