21 March 2006

Prehistoric landscapes

First stop on Saturday was to look at some early features in the landscape around Roystone Grange. We decided not to go very far as it was very cold!

This is a distant view of Minninglow (a bronze age chambered tomb).





Next stop was the marvellous neolithic henge at Arbor Low. I think I first came here in 1990, in my hippy student days, but this was a first for Katie. Unlike its more famous sister monument in Wiltshire, the stones here have fallen over but the bank (and exposed hilltop location) makes the site very impressive.

Part of the stone circle.

Trying to take a photo!

A 'smile'












It was extremely cold here in the icy wind, so we headed off to Bakewell to warm up. Passing en route the sites of various incidents of my mis-spent youth. Now long behind me of course!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Katie always goes to extremes to get what she wants. But braving that lot for a Bakelwell Tart!!

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