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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.

Godstone (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

Hilly Fields Barrows, Godstone

Castlehill Wood, Godstone (Promontory Fort)

Castlehill Wood Promontory Fort, Godstone

Sadly the landowner would appear not to believe Surrey's heritage should be shared and celebrated. Whatever.

Rhinog Fawr, Y Rhinogydd (Cairn(s))

Rhinog Fawr, Gwynedd - summit cairn(s) - Part 2

Summit cairns... and, well... see for yourself.

Rhinog Fawr via Bwlch Tyddiad, Gwynedd - Part 1

A masterclass in how to ascend Rhinog Fawr... and walk right past some rock art, oblivious...

Gyrn Ddu (Cairn(s))

Gyrn Ddu, Lleyn Peninsular... eastern cairns

Gyrn Ddu cairn (Cairn(s))

Gyrn Ddu (summit and western cairn)

The rather unexpected highlight of Gyrn Ddu's monuments....

Castell Llanaber (Hillfort)

Castell Llanaber, Y Rhinogydd

Yet another reason to go walkabout on The Rhinogs

Mynydd Llanaber (Ring Cairn)

Mynydd Llanaber Ring Cairn

Q: Why shouldn't farmers be entrusted with our heritage? A: See Mynydd Llanaber

Llyn Du, Y Rhinogydd (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Llyn Du, Y Rhinogydd: Rock Art

Detail of rock art located just west of the wondrous upland lake Llyn Du is included within the GAT publication "SOME RECENT ROCK ART FROM NORTH-WEST WALES"

Coed Croes (Cairn(s))

Coed Croes, a well preserved Bronze Age cairn near Dolgellau

Under Idris's legendary gaze...

Dinas Allt Wen (Hillfort)

Dinas Allt Wen, Conwy

The prodigal son returns...

Pyllau'r Glwfeiriaid (Cist)

Pyllau'r Glwfeiriaid and Foel Dugoed summit cairn, Gwynedd

A tale of two cists.....

Foel Dugoed (Cairn(s))

Foel Dugoed (Eastern Cairn), Southern Arans, Gwynedd

Going walkabout in the obscure southern foothills of The Arans

Afon Prysor (Cairn to NW of) (Round Cairn)

The cairn with no name overlooking the Afon Prysor

Well, no one ever said a walk upon The Migneint was going to be easy....

Ffridd Fron, Y Rhinogydd (Kerbed Cairn)

Ffridd Fron, Y Rhinogydd

An extended sojourn at the exquiste kerbed cairn/cairn circle of Ffridd Fron overlooking Cwm Bychan, deep within the heart of Y Rhinogydd.

Cefn Coch, Y Rhinogydd (Round Cairn)

Cefn Coch, Y Rhinogydd

A touch windy upon the Red Ridge of The Rhinogs. Try saying that after a night out with Jonathan Ross...

Dinas Ty-Du (Hillfort)

Dinas Ty-Du, overlooking Llanberis

OK, everything's not rosy at this wondrously-sited hill fort opposite Snowdon; but that's not to say a visitor may not experience the odd technicolour moment....
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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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