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Blackford Hill (Carving) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Blackford Hill (Carving) — Fieldnotes

I was inspired to check this out by Martin's posts, and visitied the carving on 14/01/07. A bit tricky to get to (in a gale), but once there I was rewarded with a seriously smooth little seat in the entrance to the little cave. It must have taken a lot of sitting to get it that smooth - this spot was once used a hell of a lot. The carving is pretty nifty, although I'd say I was more taken by the seat.

St. Margaret's Well (Sacred Well) — Images

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Arthur's Seat — Images

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Walder's Low (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Walder's Low (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

I went on a mission to find this in September 2005. Very close to the village of Bolsterstone, Walder's Low can easily be accessed by walking across a couple of fields. The stones on top of the earth mound look as if they we were only placed there relatively recently.

Walder's Low (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Apronful of Stones (Bradfield) (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Apronful of Stones (Bradfield) (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

I searched for this one-time 'vast carnedde' for about half an hour a few days before Christmas 2006. Even though heather had been burnt, I didn't find anything conclusive. A few small stones and some lumpy turf which looked to be covering a few clumped stones.

Bar Dyke — Miscellaneous

"Bar-dike, which is now the boundary between Broomhead-moor and Smallfield-common, Mr. [Reverand John] Watson conceived to be a British work. It is an immense trench. He further conceived that here the Britons may have made a stand against a body of forces coming from the side of Bradfield, and that their chief being slain in the encounter was buried under that vast carnedde on that part of Broomhead-moor which is known by the name of Roman Slack, and which is by the common people called the 'The apron full of stones.' The name of Roman Slack in Mr. Watson's opinion points out who were the party against whom the Britons were contending, though in what particular expedition he pretends not to say."

from 'Hallamshire', Hunter, J., 1819 ('Hunter's Hallamshire')
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