|View from inside 5 Wells|
We parked at the base of Chelmorton Low and followed a footpath for a short while and after consulting the maps we realised there were no official footpaths to the top so we just started going up. Over a short distance we climbed over 250 feet, pretty hard going for us old uns.
|Ike & Geoff on the hill with me & Rob in shadow.|
|Ike & Geoff|
|Rob gives an idea of the slope on the hill|
|This is supposed to be summer.|
|View of Chelmorton|
|This view shows the field system around Chelmorton|
|Look at the beak on that Curlew.|
From the Neolithic period circa 4500BC to 2000BC, 5 Wells Chambered Cairn would have originally been covered with a mound but this stone was recycled by wall builders about 200 years ago. Local man Thomas Bateman excavated it in 1846, he discovered human bones (both sexes) and a flint arrow head. Other finds were discovered later by different people.
|Me inside the East chamber|
|I had a bit of trouble coming out of the chamber (my bag got stuck!!!)|
|Leaving the cairn|
|Geoff with his eyes in up mode|
|Sign to Chelmorton|
|You can just make out the Chelmorton church spire above the trees.|
|This is the source of Illy Willy Water which supplied Chelmorton in the past.|
|A view of St Johns Church in Chelmorton|
|Chelmorton is still a farming community|
|The primitive Hall built in 1874|
|England on the side of Chelmorton Low.|
I'll be missing next week but be back the week after.