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Johnny
Did you find anything Pete?
Mud glorious mud.
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AMARSH

Hi all


Just a quickie. I was down in Bath on Friday so thought I'd pay a quick visit to Writhlington. I'm not sure if anyone else has been there recently, but the site is extremely difficult (and dangerous) to access. Although this is a recognised publicly accessible site (I even found it on the Natural England website) I would not recommend visiting it. I tried my best to follow the directions given on the locations page, but I'm not convinced that any of the paths I used were official rights of way. Worse still was the bridge I used to cross the stream - yikes! When I did eventually find the site it was very overgrown, and finds were very thin on the ground (nothing worth taking home) Cry.


Has anyone else been there recently, and did you have much luck?

 

Andrew
Andrew Marsh
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Julian123
I'm glad you've made your report - I was planing a trip and you've saved me a long and pointless journey!
Julian

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spider
If you look on the photos of the site it looks all ploughed up and ready to collect. I presume this isnt the case then?
Have a nice day :0)
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AMARSH

Hi guys, thanks for your replies. The spoil (for want of a better word) has been ploughed into ridges and furrows, its just it doesn't look as though its been turned for ages. I dare say if you brought a trowel or something similar you could find some decent stuff if you had a poke around. I guess I just expected it would be easier to find stuff there (like Offerton e.g.). I don't want to put anyone off visiting (you may have better luck than me), just that if you do decide to go, buy a good OS map, and plan your route well in advance. I'm sure there must be a better way in than the locations page suggests.

Andrew Marsh
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spider
Maybe it needs turning over then and the path to it defining better. But with budget cuts etc lets not hold our breath Wink
Have a nice day :0)
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Johnny
I used go to Writhlington as it is about two miles from where I grew up. I last went about a year ago. It is far less productive than it used to be. Nearly all of the surface material had broken up and the site does indeed need turning over. Bring a spade and you will find some stuff but given the fact that it is now overgrown and the access route is dangerous I would no longer suggest travelling any distance to visit it. Sad really! As spider says, given EN budget constrants I cant see the ridges being turned over for a long time,
Mud glorious mud.
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P King Chef
I was last there on the day of the Royal Wedding.

Rockhopper took me there after we had been to the road quarry, also in Radstock.

I think you need some thing heavier than a spade to find anything decent, pick axe and a pry bar come to mind.

Andrew were the wild strawberries ready?
They were all out in flower at the end of April.


Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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