Bulkeley Hill, Cheshire

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Bulkeley Hill, Cheshire

Postby diggingdeeper » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:10 am

Bulkeley Hill, the southern outcrop of sandstone of Peckforton Hill and part of the Cheshire sandstone trail.

Lots of hilly walking, a copper mine, loads of small caves and scary drops.
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Re: Bulkeley Hill, Cheshire

Postby BBs » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:30 am

Did you manage to get in any caves?DD.
Whats that big chimney for?

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Re: Bulkeley Hill, Cheshire

Postby diggingdeeper » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:17 am

The chimney is only about 15ft tall and is a reproduction of something to do with the copper mine.

The caves were only shallow about 8ft deep was the longest.

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Re: Bulkeley Hill, Cheshire

Postby BBs » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:32 am

Great pics DD thanks for sharing.
It does look a bit of a wee climb :lol:

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Re: Bulkeley Hill, Cheshire

Postby BBs » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:30 am

Cave or Rock Shelter in Cheshire. Carden Park is of the most important Mesolithic sites in Cheshire. Here evidence for temporary occupation as long ago as 14,000 years came to light when flints were discovered in a rabbit burrow in 1985.

These artefacts were the first of this date to be found in situ in Cheshire. In 1996, a joint project between Chester Archaeology and the University of Liverpool was set up to carry out investigations. The flints were found to contain blades and core-trimming flakes of later Mesolithic type, but most interestingly, they came from a mound of soil in front of a rock overhang which had been modified to form a small cave. During excavations almost 10,000 pieces of chert and flint, mostly from the trench in front of the cave mouth, were recovered. The majority of the tools identified from amongst these fragments were dated to between circa 6800BC and 4300BC.

In 1999 even earlier artefacts, made by the first communities to return to Britain after the Ice Age (between 12800BC to 12000BC), were also uncovered indicating that the site had been in use for thousands of years.

For further information see Keith Matthews fantastic website.

Saw this on another site looks like your walks are getting addictive by just sitting on a couch and copying you :lol: .

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Re: Bulkeley Hill, Cheshire

Postby diggingdeeper » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:38 pm

An old picture of the copper mine including the tower shown above.
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Re: Bulkeley Hill, Cheshire

Postby BBs » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:43 pm

Weekends going to be cooler.worth the trip :D


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