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30/01/19<br />
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Snow showers drift in as dawn breaks over a neolithic burial mound and ring of trees in the Derbyshire Peak District near Parwich kknown as Minninglow. <br />
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Minninglow is the largest and most prominently sited cairn in the Peak District. Surrounded by a beech plantation 500m to the east of The High Peak Trail between the villages of Parwich and Elton, it is a landmark for miles around. <br />
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Measuring 34m by 44m, the cairn consists of at least four chambers and has undergone a number of construction phases. The Low originally began life as a single chamber with a small mound comprised mainly of limestone probably during the Neolithic period. It was later covered by a long cairn with four chambers and later still converted into a massive circular mound, perhaps during the Bronze Age. <br />
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Shot with a drone with permission from landowner by Rod Kirkpatrick who holds a PfCO and drone insurance.<br />
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