A spring spin out along the Roman Road to the Roman Burial Mounds at Bartlow

On Saturday I thought I'd take the newly re-tyred Copenhagen-Pedersen out along the Roman Road to Bartlow to eat my lunch beside the wonderful "Bartlow Hills", really a group of four Roman burial mounds, the largest such mounds north of the Alps, the biggest of which is 40ft high. It really is a most remarkable and atmospheric place and, on a sunny afternoon, there are few better places to find some welcome shade where one can also look upon a sight that so powerfully and imaginatively sends one back into the ancient past.

After lunch, before rejoining the Roman Road at Linton, I went via Hadstock church to see another ancient wonder, the oldest door still in use in the country which, with the help of dendrochronology, has been dated to between 1044-1067AD.

A splendid way of spending a day and below are a few photos I took along the way. All except one (noted below) were taken with my iPhone 6+ and the Lenka App.

The Roman Road on the way to Bartlow
Blossom on the way to Bartlow
The Roman Road on the way to Bartlow
The Roman Road on the way to Bartlow
Lunch at Bartlow Hills 
Bartlow Hills
Bartlow Hills
Bartlow Hills
Bartlow Hills
Bartlow Hills
Bartlow Hills
On the way to Hadstock
A friendly and welcome greeting
The Anglo-Saxon door at Hadstock church
A gnarled tree by the footpath on the hill in Linton (taken with the Blackie App)
Blossom by the footpath on the hill in Linton
The Water Tower on the hill in Linton
The Copenhagen-Pedersen by the Roman Road on the way home
The Roman Road running alongside Wandlebury on the way home 


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