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Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Visited 14.1.12

After visiting Nash Point Promontory Fort I stepped over the concrete stile and headed north along the cliff top towards these barrows. You first cross a flat field and then come to a wooden stile. Over the stile and you will see in the next field a stone wall cutting the field in half. The first Barrow (Barrow 3) is to the right, near the hedgerow, this side of the wall – the other two (Barrows 1 and 2) in a similar position on the other side of the wall. All 3 are easy to access although you do have to come off the permissive footpath to do so.

Barrow 3 – The most ploughed out of the 3 Barrows, measuring about 20 metres across and only 0.3 metres in height. Easy to miss if you weren't looking specifically for it.

Barrow 2 – The smallest of the trio and again easy to miss. Approximately 0.5 metres in height x 5 metres across. Very close to Barrow 1.

Barrow 1 – The best of the three Barrows. Easy to spot. This one is again about 0.5 metres in height and 10 metres across.

All 3 Barrows are grass covered with no sign of any stones sticking out.

Needless to say there are great coastal views to be had all along the headland.
Posted by CARL
16th January 2012ce

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