A reader of this blog – one named Speedicus Triplicatum – commented on the report of scrub clearance adjacent to Folly Bog in Lightwater, saying,
……… over the last 2 weeks with the munching-scruncher Tractor attachment – it seems capable of flattening and reducing all but mature trees !
Witness the area opposite the Tumuli, and the total Desolation of Smaug on the southern slopes of Sandpit Hill !
Loved the thought of a scrunchy-munchy machine, and its ‘Desolation of Smaug’ work on Brentmoor Heath. So, yesterday, after the fog had lifted, I walked to the areas mentioned by Speedicus. Yes, there’s been a lot of scrub clearance, especially a large area on the slopes of Sandpit Hill.
Here’s the photo I took of the scrub clearance adjacent to the tumuli – quite atmospheric I thought. I’d love to see a touch more care and attention given to the four 3000-4000 year old bronze-age bowl barrows [tumuli]. Maybe I should volunteer as part of a working party. I’ll do some research on the barrows and will report back.