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    A 'Quick One ' around Snowden Moor Settlement

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    jamesmhe

    Join date : 2013-12-30
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    A 'Quick One ' around Snowden Moor Settlement

    Post  jamesmhe on Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:04 am

    Snowden Moor Settlement - Friday 18 April 2014

    I stumbled upon this quite by accident - and was immediately very impressed. Being quite new to 'all things Neolithic' and to the locations of many of the sites I had no idea it was here, so this post will be short and the photos few. Had I known that the area in question was what it was (if that makes sense) then I would have arranged to spend more time here exploring and photographing. It was only after I got home and looked on the TNA site and a quick check with Paul Bennett did I realise the significance of the area.

    That out of the way...I had wanted to visit the 'Tree of Life' stone for some time and on a beautiful early morning I found it. Not hard to find, but it was covered in crap and I had to 'dust it off' a bit. But a superb rock with beautiful deep carvings.

    I had an hour to spare so I decided to have a wander around on the moors. The heather is quite long in places, but in others it has been cut back so many of the walls of the settlement are exposed. For how long I don't know.

    Everywhere you go there are walls, settlements and what look like (to my very untrained eye) a couple of circles - although they are probably not. Certainly much more than at Woofa Bank on the opposite of the valley. I didn't see many carvings though.

    This is one that I need to visit again, preferably with someone who knows what they are looking at...


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    QDanT

    Join date : 2011-05-29
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    Re: A 'Quick One ' around Snowden Moor Settlement

    Post  QDanT on Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:52 pm

    Superb photo's good post, do you have a GPS or one on the camera for grid refs. ?
    this one's amazing not shure I've seen it ?


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    jamesmhe

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    Re: A 'Quick One ' around Snowden Moor Settlement

    Post  jamesmhe on Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:09 am

    The pic above this one is interesting too...but sadly the carving is full of 'gunk' - but looks a bit like the Swastika. Both are on the same piece of rock, and are in a field very close to the road a few hundred yards from the field in which the Tree is in. I may go up there with a light brush and a bottle of water and see if I can clean the crap out. It looks an amazing carving.

    I don't have a satnav - but there is a free app for the android/iphone called Viewranger which gives you grid references - not too bad but fiddly to use.

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    QDanT

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    Re: A 'Quick One ' around Snowden Moor Settlement

    Post  QDanT on Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:35 am

    I've got a GPS
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    from :- http://teddytourteas.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/snowden-carr-5-7-11.html
    it would be handy if you had  Laughing


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    jamesmhe

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    Re: A 'Quick One ' around Snowden Moor Settlement

    Post  jamesmhe on Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:20 pm

    Next time I go for a wander I'll be a bit more prepared :-)
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    QDanT

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    Re: A 'Quick One ' around Snowden Moor Settlement

    Post  QDanT on Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:56 pm

    did you have a 'pie'


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    jamesmhe

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    Re: A 'Quick One ' around Snowden Moor Settlement

    Post  jamesmhe on Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:37 pm

    'fraid not :-( - but it is on my list of things to bring...
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    Paulus

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    Re: A 'Quick One ' around Snowden Moor Settlement

    Post  Paulus on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:23 am

    Wow!!! There's some bloody brilliant photos there fella! Superb!!!  spot-on 

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