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  • Vale of Gloucester from Birdlip.
    Vale of Gloucester from Birdlip.
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Birdlip Things to Do

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    by Elodie_Caroline Written Feb 19, 2008

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    Chris and I had driven past Crickley Hill Country Park quite a few times in the last few years, the first time was quite by accident though. We had been driving back through the countryside from a trip to Bath in Somerset, we had taken the M5 and then onto Birdlip. The roadside had said, 'The scenic view', however, we didn't really explore it at that time and the one bit that we did like, we couldn't find a place to park and take a photo. But the night we did decide to come for a good look, seemed to have been the best night for the most glorious sunset.

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    A view of the village of Birdlip

    by Chris&Dolly Written Jul 21, 2005

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    Well, as with any really beautiful place anywhere in England, all the houses around here are big, posh, and very expensive.

    Birdlip was actually made famous because of the old excavations, from old burial sites nearby, of of Iron age jewellery.
    In 1879, a workman, who was digging stone out of an old quarry, found three skeletons in a stone lined tomb. One of the skeletons had been a woman of around 35 years old, and with her had been buried a beautiful bronze mirror, now known as the Birdlip mirror, which can now be seen at the Gloucester museum. Other finds included with the mirror were, a Silver broach, Bronze bowls and a necklace made of Amber, Shale and Marble beads.

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    Crickley Hill country park, view to the West

    by Chris&Dolly Written Jul 21, 2005

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    Chris and I had driven past Crickley Hill Country Park quite a few times in the last few years, the first time was quite by accident. The first time was on a drive back through the countryside from a trip to Bath in Somerset, we had taken the M5 and then onto Birdlip. The roadside had said 'The scenic view', however, we ddin't really explore it at that time, and the one bit that we did like, we couldn't find a place to aprk and take a photo. It had looked like a big lake down in the valley, but we were to find that there was no lake there, it was plastic sheeting covering a very large field LOL.

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Birdlip Warnings and Dangers

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    by Elodie_Caroline Written Feb 19, 2008

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    Well, we don't know if this is a usual occurance here? But the evening that we were here, on 11th July 2005, we had parked in this small car park overlooking the country park, it must have been around 8.30 pm. The place was full of cars and blokes, there were no women, except me, to be seen, just loads of single blokes, old and young, and their cars. One of the blokes, only a young one, was looking out over the view and he kept edging up closer and closer to our car. Finally, he went back to his car, got in it and drove off; 5 minutes later, he was back! He looked straight into the back of our car, where we were sitting and having a drink. Chris and I reckoned that: either a load of old hookers got up here, so that's what these sad gits were waiting for, or it was a meeting place for gays? It just felt very strange being observed by a load of blokes on their own all of the while we were there.

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    Another view from Crickley Hill

    by Chris&Dolly Written Jul 21, 2005

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    Well, we don't know if this is a usual occurance here?. But the evening that we were here, on 11th July 2005. We had parked in this small car park overlooking the country park, it must have been around 8.30 pm, and it was full of cars and blokes, no women, except me, to be seen, just loads of single blokes, old and young, and their cars. One of the blokes, only young, was looking out over the view, and he kept edging up closer and closer to our car?. Finally, he went back to his car, got in it and drove off, 5 minutes later, he was back!, and he looked straight into the back of our car, where we were sat having a drink.

    Me and Chris reckoned that: Either a load of old hookers got up here, so that's what these sad gits were waiting for, or it was a meeting place for gays?.

    It just felt very strange being observed by a load of blokes on their own all of the while we were there.

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    The village of Birdlip

    by Elodie_Caroline Written Feb 19, 2008

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    Well, as with any really beautiful place anywhere in England, all the houses around here are big, posh, and very expensive.

    Birdlip was actually made famous because of the excavations, from old burial sites nearby, of of Iron age jewellery. In 1879, a workman, who was digging stone out of an old quarry, found three skeletons in a stone lined tomb. One of the skeletons had been a woman of around 35 years old, and with her had been buried a beautiful bronze mirror, now known as the Birdlip mirror, which can now be seen at the Gloucester museum. Other finds included with the mirror were, a Silver broach, Bronze bowls and a necklace made of Amber, Shale and Marble beads.

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

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