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Crug (Round Cairn)

Crug, near Llanddewi Brefi

So what do you call a hill topped by a large cairn/barrow? How about Cairn/Barrow? That'll do.

Crug-y-Bwdran (Round Cairn)

Crug-y-Bwdran, near Rhydcymerau

Esgair Crawnllwyn, Cwmdeuddwr (Round Barrow(s))

Esgair Crawnllwyn, Cwmdeuddwr Hills

Just goes to show you never know what's up there, do you?

Crugiau Edryd, Mynydd Llanybyther (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

Crugiau Edryd, Mynydd Llanybyther

The transmitter station is offputting, granted. But then the cairns were here first.........

Crug-y-Bedw (Round Cairn)

Crug-y-Bedw, Carmarthenshire

Mynydd Pen-y-Fal (Sugar Loaf) (Hillfort)

The Sugar Loaf

If you happen to be passing.. use your loaf: there's a hill fort up there. No, really.

Gurnos (Round Cairn)

Gurnos, Rhos-y-Gelynnen

If you decide to come check it out.... see if you can find an easier approach!

King's Wood (Round Barrow(s))

King's Wood Round Barrow

A monument fit for a king? Nah, it's much better than that.

Barrow Hill, Higham Marshes (Sacred Hill)

Barrow Hill, Higham Marshes

Boy did they try... but they couldn't destroy the 'sense of place' of this one....

Crugyn Amlwg, Mynydd Tre-beddau (Round Barrow(s))

Crugyn Amlwg, Mynydd Tre-beddau

Pretty ironic that perhaps the largest monument in the area is the one no one can see... or almost no one.

Domen Milwyn (Cairn(s))

Domen Milwyn

Seek and ye shall find, as they say

Bodsham Long Barrow

Shrub's Wood Long Barrow, Bodsham

Sometimes you just can't see the monument for the trees.........

Jackets Field (Long Barrow)

Jackets Field Long Barrow

Certainly a 'long barrow', to be fair

Bryn-y-Crofftau (Ring Cairn)

Bryn-y-Crofftau Ring Cairn

If the midges don't get ya... the vibe will.

Crug Siarls (Stone Circle)

Crug Siarls stone circle

Not marked upon the map... and all the better for it

Wildernesse Barrow (Round Barrow(s))

Millpond Wood, Wildernesse

Tiptoe through the bluebells. No hang on, that's not right. But it'll do.

High Rocks (Cave / Rock Shelter)

High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells

Didn't think I'll like it - but I did

Crooksbury Common (Round Barrow(s))

Long Hill

Recommended should one perhaps fancy a respite from this 'brave new world'...

Frensham Common (Round Barrow(s))

Frensham Common Round Barrows

Not many Wombles up here on Frensham Common... but plenty of wombats. Nevertheless, four impressive round barrows, together with some nice views.

Surrey Archaeological Society

There are - at least - some people in Surrey who give a damn.
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Hi, I'm Robert ... with a passion for attempting to understand the lives of the pioneering prehistoric inhabitants of these British Isles, seeking out the remains they left behind in order to ask myself "why here ... why did it matter so... why such commitment?".. Needless to say, I'm still pondering such intangibles. Just as an empty house appears to retain echoes of past humanity... so does the stone circle, the chambered cairn, the long barrow and the mountain top funerary cairn. Visiting them, I think, helps engender a certain 'connection' with this land of ours, with ourselves - our past, our present and our future; a reference point for those of us perhaps struggling to make sense of this so-called 'computer world' Kraftwerk warned us was a'coming in 1981.... danke, mein herren.

In the unlikely event my posts provide inspiration for others to venture into the Great Outdoors, please bear in mind the hills and mountains of these Isles are unpredictable, potentially dangerous places. You are a fool if you do not suss out what you are letting yourself in for and ensure you have map/compass/waterproofs... and learn how to use them. Weather conditions can change bewilderingly quickly - even in high summer - so don't get caught out. Please engage with landowners wherever possible... being a cartoon 'class warrior' might be jolly good fun for the ignorant communist 'rebel'... but not for those who follow in their footsteps.

George Orwell - 'The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.'

Martin Gore - 'Like a pawn
On the eternal board
Who’s never quite sure
What he’s moved towards
I walk blindly on'...

Truman Capote - 'Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.'

Oscar Wilde - 'The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.'

John Lydon - 'It is a reward to be chastised by the ignorant.'

Winston Churchill - '“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

Ultravox - 'Taking shelter by the standing stones
Miles from all that moves....'

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