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West Tump (Long Barrow)

I visited West Tump today. It's a in a great and secluded setting hidden in the beech woods high on the Cotswold edge with considerable ambience. Although extensively excavated by Witts is retains an undisturbed feel. It's large and has an obvious 'horned' forecourt with one of the (false) portal dolmen still visible. There was a single lateral chamber whose excavation site is seen. Unfortunately the dry stone walling Witts described is no longer apparent. It's a good place to sit under the leaves and well worth the effort to find.
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