Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Round Barrow, Codhill Heights

A Bronze Age burial mound and possible territorial marker. A large standing stone can be seen on the left. The has been excavated and is capped by a modern cairn. It stands on a slight rise, with a prominence of a mere 12m, on a ridge of Gisborough Moor, overlooking Sleddale.






3 responses to “Round Barrow, Codhill Heights”

  1. Antony avatar

    Couple of weeks time the NYMP volunteers will be up there doing some work. I quote-
    “Task to take down and move a walkers’ cairn built on top of a round barrow on Gisborough Moor. This will help stop walkers inadvertently taking stones from the circa. 4000 year old funerary barrow to build the modern walkers’ cairn.”

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  3. […] posted about this Bronze Age bowl barrow many times before, here, here, here and here, but never in the summer, in a sea of purple […]

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