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Garnedd Uchaf (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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28th June 2015ce

Drosgl Cairns (Cairn(s)) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Pen Llithrig y Wrach (Round Cairn) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Pen-y-Gaer (Caerhun) (Hillfort) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Tal-y-Fan — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Maen Llia (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Dinas (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Moelfre (Cairn(s)) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen (Standing Stones) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

The Giantess' Apronful (Cairn(s)) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Westerheide (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Westerheide (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited: June 17, 2015

Westerheide No 3
To visit this burial mound (red marker) requires a little more effort as it is some distance away from the first two (blue markers). But there are plenty paths around from which to take your pick.

The terrain also provides excellent walking over short heather and grasses so, if you are confident of your directions, you can simply make straight for the mound. As the crow flies, it's just 600 metres between grave mounds 2 and 3.



On approach, this mound looks rather bigger than it really is because it is perched on a natural rise in the terrain. There is actually a path that traverses it, and you will find that there are three much smaller burial mounds close by, just to the south of it.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
28th June 2015ce

Visited: June 17, 2015

Westerheide No 2
This is probably the largest of the burial mounds on the Westerheide.
After visiting Mound No 1, continue along Erfgooiersstraat for just a few metres till you come to a broad sandy path heading into the woods. Follow this till you have passed all the trees (for about 230 metres) then head to the right, taking the path that follows the tree line. The mound is obvious, just clear of the trees, another 300 metres on.

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28th June 2015ce

Westerheide (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Westerheide (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited: June 17, 2015

Westerheide No 1
This is one of the larger burial mounds on the Westerheide, and the easiest to visit. Starting from Hilersum Media Park railway station, the easiest route follows Johannes Geradtsweg then up Jacob van Campenlaan till it intersects with Erfgooiersstraat. Turn left here, and you will see the Burial Mound just 100 metres farther on, in a woodland clearing on the right-hand side of the road. A smaller mound lies less then 20 metres away to its northeast.

The distance to walk is just 1.9 kilometres each way, or you can take bus No 2 from Hilversum Main Railway Station.

LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
28th June 2015ce

Westerheide (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Westerheide (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

The Westerheide, which lies to the immediate northwest of the city of Hilversum, is part of the Gooi Nature Reserve, where some 17 burial mounds can be found. Significant archaeological finds have been made here, some of the earliest around 1855 by Albertus Perk, who examined the mounds, and discovered to his surprise 32 urns. In addition to many pottery shards, Perk also found a pair of bronze bracelets, a fragment of a spiral finger ring and a bronze pin.

The information board beside Burial Mound No 3 states:
The heaths around Hilversum are rich in archaeological monuments. Urnfields, burial mounds and traces of ancient settlements have been identified in various places. The Westerheide has archaeological monuments like this mound, which were raised to bury the dead, often with multiple interments. The burial mounds date from 2900 - 1100 BCE, the so-called Late Neolithic and Middle Bronze Age.

The burial mounds tell us about the prehistory and human life of the time. This information is irreplaceable, and for this reason it is written into Law that such objects should not be disrupted or altered. Setting foot on them - resulting in erosion and wear and tear - is such a threat.

To counter this, the Gooische Nature Foundation collaborates closely with the Archaeological Monumentwacht to look after the reserve and preserve its cultural history.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
28th June 2015ce

Fincastle Farm (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

26/06/2015 - I wasn't that keen on this one. I think my mood was a little low from the rain so I didn't give it a fair chance. The location felt a bit odd, not farmland and not really hillside. Heading back over the rise to Strathgarry there was some nice limestone to look at which cheered me up a little. thelonious Posted by thelonious
28th June 2015ce

Dundavie (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

26/06/2015 - Cairn marked on OS map. Not much to see. Small cist just showing through the heather. If you want to get someone interested in prehistory I'd maybe pick elsewhere for their first site :-) thelonious Posted by thelonious
28th June 2015ce
Edited 30th June 2015ce

Strathgarry (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

26/06/2015 - Parking area at Balrobbie Farm. Good access onto the hillside (steepish path). We then headed west past Ardtulichan, some lovely cup marked rocks round here. The path marked on the OS map takes you pretty close to the 4 poster. Nice site with great views. Weather by this point was rubbish so we thought we can't get any wetter so decided to walk on over the rise to have a look at the standing stones on the other side. A soggy but fun(ish) walk. thelonious Posted by thelonious
28th June 2015ce

Ardtulichan (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

26/06/2015 - I liked this one. Thanks to George and others for making my soggy walk to Strathgarry 4 poster a bit more interesting :-)) thelonious Posted by thelonious
28th June 2015ce

Ardtulichan (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

26/06/2015 - On the way to Strathgarry 4 poster. Nice split rock with cup marks, Great view. thelonious Posted by thelonious
28th June 2015ce

Lettoch (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

26/06/2015 - Possible cup marked rock (NN 91061 64289) above Lettoch. Rock is about 100m to the south and downhill from a hut circle (?) (NN 91065 64401). If you are passing I would be interested in another opinion :-)
Fine area for a walk.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
28th June 2015ce
Edited 2nd July 2015ce

Fincastle Farm (Standing Stones) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Dundavie (Cairn(s)) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Strathgarry (Stone Circle) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Ardtulichan (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Ardtulichan (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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28th June 2015ce

Lettoch (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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28th June 2015ce
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