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Castlerigg (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Long Meg & Her Daughters (Stone Circle) — Images

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Bledlow Cross and Wain Hill (Hill Figure) — Fieldnotes

The barrows are signposted from the car park at the end of Hill Top Lane.

The top of the hill is quite steep sided and identifying the barrows can be a bit tricky - there was a lot of chalk pitting round here, these have now grown over with grass and it is a bit of a task to spot what is a barrow and what is deposites from the chalk pits.

Scutchamer Knob (Artificial Mound) — Fieldnotes

This is one of the saddest sites I have visited. Hidden in a small wooded area is the Knob, which I believe used to be a small artificial hill/chamber. This has collapsed in the middle and one edge has been worn away to leave a horseshoe shapped mound.

Sickeningly the remains of Scutchamer Knob have been used by off road motorcyclists for scrambling and the area is littered with plastic bags and bottles.

Cashtal yn Ard (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Visited 04.04.04: Having just come from King Orys Grave, this was a pleasant surprise. I hadn't been expecting such a large struture.

Parking in the lane is tricky, but the site is signposted from the road, and although the lane was too grassy for the pushchair the walk is short enough to carry small children who can't walk the whole way.

Views from here out to sea are quite stunning and had we not experienced the whole range of Manx weather (warm sun followed by gale force winds and lashing rain and back to a light breeze) within 10 minutes of arriving it would have been a great spot for chilling out and watching the clouds go by.

Cashtal yn Ard (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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The Spiral Stone (Carving) — Fieldnotes

Visited this site on 04.04.04: As there was no parking I was nominated to risk my life out on the road and check this one out. After having a good stare and a bit of a rub I couldn't make out or feel any spirals, so I took a couple of photos and ran back to the car to see if the others could make them out (no joy).

I would post my picture, but it looks the same as the ones above - without any spirals.

The Braaid (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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The Braaid (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Visited 09.04.2004: Don't be put off by the walk, although it can be busy the road is quite wide and the site is worth the short walk - we parked in the plantation car park about 500 yards away on the opposite side of the road. We visited on Good Friday and like most of the sites on the IOM had the place to ourselves. Views over the surrounding countryside are stunning and it is easy to see why this was an ideal spot for a settlement. Your neighbours certainly wouldn't be able to just turn up without you spotting them.

The Braaid (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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