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British Camp / Image by thesweetcheat

Thank you, it was a bit of a gloomy day, between showers. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15 Feb 19ce

British Camp / Image by thesweetcheat

Great pic sir :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14 Feb 19ce

Edergole / Image by ryaner

It's drumlin territory, windy back lanes, inhabited but quiet. We didn't meet anybody at the 10 or so sites we saw that day. ryaner Posted by ryaner
12 Feb 19ce

Edergole / Image by ryaner

Sweet is apt. When we drove up to it we laughed with pleasure. ryaner Posted by ryaner
12 Feb 19ce

Edergole / Image by ryaner

Indeed. One of your TMA adds that comes under the category of 'sweet'. spencer Posted by spencer
12 Feb 19ce

St Weonard's Tump / Image by thesweetcheat

It's a good one, taken me ages to get to it as although it's not far from my regular routes through Herefordshire it's far enough to be inconvenient and there's not much else within an easy reach of it. Still need to get up onto Garway Hill though. It also makes me think that other "Norman" mottes in the area (there are very many) may turn out to hide much earlier beginnings.

Plenty rain and grey here too :)
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11 Feb 19ce

Aghadrumgowna or Calf Field / Image by ryaner

Rant is good. I entirely agree, it's unfathomable why you would let something like this get so neglected. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11 Feb 19ce

St Weonard's Tump / Image by thesweetcheat

Well what an interesting site. I often visit a friend who lives just a few miles from here (the site that is, not here as in here) and wasn't even aware of it. Looks like exactly the right time of year to visit with the bulbs bursting into flower. How come everyone's photo's look like beautiful spring days and we have had nothing but grey skies and rain? Posted by costaexpress
11 Feb 19ce

Edergole / Image by ryaner

Like the photo (well all of them actually) with the ruined tomb overlooked by the ruined barn. Looks like you've had a good time up there in the North unearthing some very interesting sites. Not been there, however, guessing that road is as good as it gets in that part of the world Posted by costaexpress
11 Feb 19ce

Aghadrumgowna or Calf Field / Image by ryaner

Exceedingly difficult to photograph and give a sense of in any decent visual way. At times it's hard for me to understand why the landowners on whose land these monuments reside have no idea of their value, spiritual, historical of whatever, and just let them get overgrown, neglect them into almost non-existence. Most of the Irish megalithic tombs have been surveyed, this one circa 1972, and plans made and photographs taken, and then left to their own devices. I just find it very strange that you could have a 3 or 4,000 year old tomb on your land and not give two hoots. Apologies for the rant and thanks for your comment. ryaner Posted by ryaner
10 Feb 19ce

Chapel Carn Brea / Image by IronMan

Great to see you posting here again. This is a great site, never been in the winter; I imagine it's easier to see the other cairns at this time of year. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Feb 19ce

Aghadrumgowna or Calf Field / Image by ryaner

These are lovely shots. Definitely one for a winter visit, serious capstones too. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Feb 19ce

Port Charlotte / Fieldnotes by drewbhoy

Cheers..never been to Islay (would LOVE to go to Colonsay). Other arf and I've just scored an old Toyota spacewagon thingy in good nick with new MOT for £200 off her mate, going to turn into improve campervan and head off to the West and North Coasts asap. Coming up to 63: time for fun - life's too short spencer Posted by spencer
09 Feb 19ce

Port Charlotte / Fieldnotes by drewbhoy

Great campsite at Kintra as well, we rented a dog friendly cottage at Cragabus, heading Uist this summer :-) (If you want details get in touch) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
09 Feb 19ce

Port Charlotte / Fieldnotes by drewbhoy

Thanks for the campsite plug Drew, I feel a jaunt thataway coming on this summer, touch wood :) spencer Posted by spencer
09 Feb 19ce

Stonehenge and its Environs / News by ryaner

Well...something for everyone here! A comprehensive wander through "the good, the bad & the ugly" side of the subject. Posted by tomatoman
08 Feb 19ce

Tormain Hill / Image by thelonious

Wonderful pics Ts :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
08 Feb 19ce

Silbury Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

Great pic, nice to see a wee bit of snow down your way :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
08 Feb 19ce

Menlough / Image by ryaner

Cheers...sad, hope one day the place gets cleared up. Anyway, hope you go on scouring TMA and putting faces to the names with no posts : ) spencer Posted by spencer
08 Feb 19ce

Menlough / Image by ryaner

Yeh Spencer, you're right, it is a nice site in itself. The two standing portals are both 1.55 metres tall and the southern sidestone is 3.25 metres long. It's quite substantial but lost in the under and overgrowth. ryaner Posted by ryaner
07 Feb 19ce

Menlough / Image by ryaner

You bothered to make the effort: well done for visiting and recording a site probably added to TMA without any details or pix quite some time ago. Nothing wrong with those stones - how big are they? - if they weren't in a copse, overgrown and had a vista people may well be saying 'nice site', imo spencer Posted by spencer
06 Feb 19ce

Druid Auchencar / Image by Howburn Digger

We ran out of time to come to this after Machrie Burn, had to make do with a view from the bus. Next time... thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Feb 19ce

Silbury Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

Thank you for all the nice comments.

It was one of the most memorable trips I've had to Avebury, the snow in places was knee deep and quite hard going, particularly on the path between Waden and the Kennet.

tjj, I came on the usual 49 (I think it didn't run Friday but was back on yesterday). I was a bit surprised to get off the train at Swindon to find the platform still covered in snow!
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
03 Feb 19ce

Silbury Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

Wow, that's just magic! thelonious Posted by thelonious
03 Feb 19ce

Silbury Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

Wow! How can I not comment? And how did you get out there - didn't think the bus was running and I KNOW you don't own a 4x4. Pristine, beautiful photo of one of my favourite places ... home x tjj Posted by tjj
03 Feb 19ce
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