A couple of weeks ago, we took a trip to Coaley Peak and Nympsfield Long Barrow.
It was a bit misty but the views were still spectacular.
From the peak, there are views oven the Severn Vale and Forest of Dean.
Apparently the peak used to be a seasonal home for a community of new age travellers until they were evicted in 2002 to make way for more grassland. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaley_Peak)
To help manage the grassland, there are a small herd of Belted Galloway cattle.
We followed a footpath that we hoped would lead to Hetty Pegler's Tump, another neolithic burial mound nearby.
We met with a road and decided to turn back as we thought we might be on a wild goose chase! I think if we had carried on we probably would have found the Tump but we needed to look on a map!
Having turned back, we soon found Nympsfield Long Barrow, the other burial mound we had come to visit.
You can only see what remains on the surface of the barrow which dates back to 2800 BCE.
The barrow has been excavated several times. Human remains have been found along with evidence of fires, animal bones, pottery and an arrowhead.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nympsfield_Long_Barrow)
When we had finished our walk, we went to the Rose and Crown at Nympsfield for a delicious pub lunch!
Thanks for visiting!