Bincombe Bumps - Round Barrows

Bronze age round barrows above the tiny hamlet of lower bincombe. Often wearing a coat of low cloud, equally often the playground of exhilaratingly strong winds. Mountain bikers seem to think the barrows are suitable for riding over; their tyre tracks stretch across the barrow bumps each in turn along the line of them. It seems sad that to some people they are just shapes to pull wheelies and ride up and down over. A rather narrow and attenuated perception of these burial mounds of our ancestors. I wouldn’t dream of mountain biking over them; I would just go around.

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