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Sweyne Howes (north)

Chambered Tomb


Instead I turn my attentions northwards, to the sibling monument. This one is much more intact, the chamber almost complete but for the slipped capstone, recalling Mulfra Quoit (I get a very similar feeling here to being on the West Penwith moors). Its general shape and proximity to the wrecked southern chamber also brings to mind Dyffryn Adudwy in North Wales, although I’ve never been there. The capstone, in its semi-fallen state, is a heart-shaped block. The stony spread stretches away down the slope, so it appears that the chamber was at the end of an oval mound, rather than in its centre. There’s no indication of a kerb. A tranquil spot, no-one comes to disturb me here as I sit for a while, although now there are walkers about on the ridge above. No-one comes looking for the geocache in the chamber, either. Someone else’s hobby, that. I don’t need a geocache to get me here, the stones speak loudly enough to draw my attention. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25th March 2012ce

Comments (2)

I can see both Mulfra Quoit and Dyffryn Ardudwy in this site as you mention. Looks like a great place to sit and while away the hours ! Meic Posted by Meic
29th March 2012ce
Yeah, apart from the overcast sky it felt like being on a West Penwith summer walk. I shall be going back to this area, there's tons of stuff to see. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th March 2012ce
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