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Gallows Hill

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Gallows Hill</b>Posted by KammerImage © Simon Marshall
Nearest Town:Dunstable (7km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SP969171 / Sheet: 165
Latitude:51° 50' 36.89" N
Longitude:   0° 35' 35.64" W

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This is worth the walk from the Beacon car park as you get away from the crowds at the top of the hill.

Most people seem to be put off by the fence, although it has a stile, and don't cross the final few yards to the Barrow.

Sit for a while and you might see a herd of deer in the field below or just listen to the birds.

Posted by north bucks
1st December 2009ce

Visited 8th April 2004: This is the most impressive of the surviving barrows in the area around Ivinghoe Beacon. It stands some way to the east of Beacon Hill, beyond the Ashridge Estate boundary fence, surrounded by arable field.

There's a path up to the barrow, and the views from the top are pretty good. Gallows Hill has retained some of its character though, which can't be said of all the barrows in the area. I guess the stories of it being used for executions lend a certain notoriety to the place as well.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
20th August 2004ce
Edited 20th August 2004ce