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Cefn-y-Brithdir (Cairn(s)) — Miscellaneous

Three cairns on the southeastern end of the ridge. GGAT descriptions, north to south:
North-western cairn at SO1315203399

A circular mound, with a slightly dished centre and well defined edges. The barrow is covered by grass and bilberry, but the composition is clearly of stone; a large upturned stone slab (probably the remains of a cist) is exposed in the centre, and six other large stone fragments are also evident. Many smaller stones are visible on the surface or can be detected by probing.
Dimensions: diameter 8.5m; height 0.5m.

North-eastern cairn at SO1317903242

A circular mound,with a dished centre and moderately well defined edges. The barrow is covered by grass and bilberry, but abundant stone can be detected beneath the turf.
Dimensions: diameter 6.2m; height 0.6m.

Southern cairn at SO1297503097

An approximately circular mound on roughly level ground to the S of Cefn-y-Brithdir. The edges are poorly defined and difficult to discern, and the S half of the monument is badly damaged. The barrow is covered by grass and ferns but stone can be detected beneath the turf. At the centre, a leaning slab 1.1m long, 0.7m wide and 0.15m thick probably represents the remains of a cist; a few metres to the S a partly buried stone may be the dislodged capstone.
Dimensions: diameter c9m; height c0.7m

Ros Castle (Cup Marked Stone) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Wychbury Hill (Hillfort) — Images

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The Clump (Long Barrow) — Images

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Burton Bole (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Mam Tor (Hillfort) — Images

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Lord's Seat (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Kinderlow (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Fin Cop (Hillfort) — Images

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Five Wells (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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Tideslow (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Tideslow (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Walked up from Tideswell on a lovely late summer/early autumn evening (6.9.2021). I approach along Tideslow Rake from the east, with the extremely disturbed ground and the trees at the top of the hill obscuring the tomb. The trees are full of clearly artificial mounds, but these aren't the mounds I'm looking for.

Coming out of the trees, the mound I am looking for is massive but very disturbed. Sadly I've timed my visit a bit late, so the monument is in deep shadow cast by the trees, while the surrounding countryside basks in lovely low light.

The central pit with the slabs is interesting. Stu describes the pair of slabs at the southeastern end of the pit as coming from a lime kiln. This may be so, but they're also just the right size for the edging slabs you get in some of the chambers round here (I'm thinking of Green Low near Aldwark, for example). There are further smaller slabs lining the long sides of the pit and I wouldn't be surprised if these were also part of the original megalithic structure.

Whatever, it's a fine spot. The resident sheep are a bit non-plussed by my visit and I don't stay as long as I might have done due to the deep shadow making photos rather unrewarding.

I leave the hilltop down the western slopes, the retrospective view back to the top reminiscent of Minninglow. Once you know where this is, the trees and mast make it quite an obvious landmark in this part of the Peaks.

I return to Tideswell via a nice stroll down Brook Bottom, passing a very peculiar wellhouse made of a cone of (presumably) concrete.

A good way to finish the day.

Ablington Camp (Hillfort) — Images

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Warham Camp (Hillfort) — Images

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