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Heathfield Beacons

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Tavistock (5km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SX462794 / Sheet: 201
Latitude:50° 35' 36.31" N
Longitude:   4° 10' 23.55" W

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Not a visit as such, more a view from afar:
From the top of Brent Tor to be exact!

With the help of my trusty binoculars I was able to spot 3 of the Barrows – one of which looked to be well mangled.

My O/S map shows 6 Barrows in a line running East / West. There does not appear to be any public access to the Barrows.

Obviously a proper visit to the Barrows would confirm this?
Posted by CARL
26th April 2012ce


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The area round these barrows is excitingly haunted by a headless horse and some spectral hounds. Stay on the path.

(Grinsell, 'folklore of prehistoric sites in Britain')
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
3rd May 2002ce
Edited 9th June 2004ce