Gittisham Hill near Ring in the Mire

What will I see?

Between Putts Corner and Farway Castle lie a number of barrows. Unlike the barrows immediately beyond Farway Castle on the south side of the road, these barrows are on land accessible to the public (from either Ring in the Mire itself or through a gate immediately opposite the Hare and Hounds at Putts Corner). Ring in the Mire is a very intriguing feature, also the subject of a legend and a spot on which four ancient parish boundaries converge.

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How do I get there?

Best accessed from the Hare and Hounds on the A375 (use the 52B and 56B Bus Service). The sites are on Gittisham Hill which is an Open Access area. Stout footwear is recommended. Why not treat yourself to a refreshing drink and a meal after your visit?

Can I find out more?

- A survey report of Gittisham Enclosure by Hazel Riley
- Plan of the enclosure by Hazel Riley

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