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The Millbarrows

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

<b>The Millbarrows</b>Posted by CursuswalkerImage © Cursuswalker
Nearest Town:Winchester (10km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SU571243 / Sheet: 185
Latitude:51° 0' 52.77" N
Longitude:   1° 11' 9.3" W

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An Explorer map (1:25000) shows the detail. I went by at some speed today and it is indeed hard to spot them. The pub used to be called the Fox and Hounds but is now Milbury's (geddit?) and is a well-known landmark to anyone plying the road between Winchester and the Meon Valley.

Psychologically it feels like a real crossing point from looking to the East (Meon) and the West (Itchen). Only once you reach this ridge does the landscape switch from one direction of views to the other. And they are pretty good views. It is very, very quiet and empty to the East, which is nice but gets a bit creepy after a while, so getting back to the ridge and seeing the roadsigns to Winchester (rather than Royston Vasey) feels like a homecoming of sorts.
UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
29th December 2008ce

When I passed this site on the South Downs Way all I could see was this one mound, which looks like a round barrow. But it is referred to in the plural on the OS map and has a nearby pub named after it, so that's good enough for me Cursuswalker Posted by Cursuswalker
26th January 2004ce
Edited 26th January 2004ce