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Forest of Dean

3 November 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.

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