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Five Wells

Chambered Tomb


I live at Fivewells Farm and know how bad the tip smells! The good news is it's closing soon, possibily by Easter 2003. There will be no more refuse tips in the Peak Park. On quarries, as much as you may not like them, they provide employment for myself and at least 3 generations of my family. Quarrying has existed here since at least Roman times. The quarry in the picture is actually Tunstead Quarry, the largest limestone quarry in Europe. Many others in view have actually closed. These provide valuable wildlife sites which include peregrine falcons.
Five Wells chambered tomb is the highest Megalithic tomb, at 1440ft above sea level. There's a reconstruction of it in Buxton Museum.
Posted by greymare
25th March 2003ce

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