Country Walk Summary

Giants Hill Long Barrow near Skendleby

Somewhere between 3500 and 2700 BC a huge barrow was created here for seven adults and a young child. Typically the barrow was aligned along the contour of the hill above the valley where their settlement may have been situated. One end of the long barrow was taller and wider, symbolically pointing to the southeast and it is here that the bodies were laid on great slabs of chalk. The permissive footpath takes you from the ancient Bluestone Heath Road (now the busy A1028 at this point) past the barrow and down a pretty secluded valley. Linking with existing public footpaths to give a circular walk, this wide grass verge also helps protect the barrow from plough damage.

Giants Hill Long Barrow  - Click to see the Site Map (PDF)

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Grid Reference
TF429709 (link to Interactive Map in a new window)
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Length of route
1.6 km (1.0 miles)
Best time to visit
All year round
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Information Last Updated
12 December, 2008