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Tintagel (Cliff Fort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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The Nine Maidens (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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St Breock Downs Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Men Gurta (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Bryn Celli Ddu (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Din Lligwy (Enclosure) — Images

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Great Orme Mine (Ancient Mine / Quarry) — Images

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Moel Arthur (Hillfort) — Images

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Penycloddiau cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Penycloddiau (Hillfort) — Images

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Moel Arthur (Hillfort) — Images

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Grimspound & Hookney Tor — Images

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West Cliff Barrow (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

Unremarkable as this site is in itself it does give a huge amount of context to the entire surrounding coastline. These barrows along the cliff top would have been clearly visible in the right weather conditions from both Hengistbury head and across from the Purbecks. I'm intrigued by the inter connectivity of sites like Rempstone circle and the coastal road from Corfe towards the ferry at Poole where all of this strip of Bournemouth is seen opposite, we're these barrows connected in some way with those sites. It brings another level of drama to see a barrow not just atop a prominent hill but crowning the headland itself.

Today though the site is much changed, thoroughly dug out, excavated almost completely obliterated into neatly clipped grass and an occasional bench to sit on and take in the view. If you take the time to sit on one of these benches however and look out then perhaps you can make the ancient landscape come alive again in your imagination.

(Do you have a grid reference, Texlahoma? At the moment it's coming up somewhere off the coast of France :) Thanks - TMA Ed.)

West Cliff Barrow (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Pendle Hill (Sacred Hill) — Folklore

A recording I made in 2006 with my Grandma on her recollections of Pendle Hill.
https://soundcloud.com/matthew-m-shaw/pendle-hill

Paussac (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

A magical first visit to Paussac during August 2014 with two Dutch friends. It took a while to find the right road but then all of a sudden we found it, parked up and there was the Dolmen, found in the twilight of sunset as a full moon was rising above the tree lone, two little owls calling to our north and south.
This Dolmen is well worth searching out in this remote part of the Dordogne.
As the sun set the full moon rose above the line of trees, the torch lights extenuating the strange 3rd eye like recess on the underside of the capstone.

There is another Dolmen very close by but it was too dark to see where it was, just as we decided to give up the search and go back we turned a corner to a fully grown barn own that looked directly at us, starred for a time before flying in front of the moon into darkness.

Grotte de Villars (Cave / Rock Shelter) — Fieldnotes

I visited here in August 2014, a large cave complex which includes several examples of prehistoric art and signs of cave bear habitation. The caves themselves are worth visiting in their own right, with stalactites and stalagmites lit and shown off to great effect. The cave art has been protected from being covered by the living stone process since it's discovery and is a joy to behold.

Paussac (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Grotte de Villars (Cave / Rock Shelter) — Images

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Avebury (Stone Circle) — Images

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Silbury Hill (Artificial Mound) — Images

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