Forest of Dean

3 Nov 2019

In the thick of it inside the Forest of Dean, lots of tall grass and trees and wild pigs, a LiDAR survey has turned up a ring cairn - see www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-50208092/ ... It is 80 feet in diameter with a 5m wide (or 16 foot) rubble bank (with as many as 10 white limestone standing stones peaking out of the top of the bank. They are currently around 3 feet high - so nothing overwhelming - but situated on the very top of the bank. Ring cairns have survived mostly in upland areas and have probably been ploughed out in the lowland zone - so this find is important.