SJ9378 : Tree clumps off Long Lane Bollington

taken 6 years ago, near to Pott Shrigley, Cheshire, Great Britain

Tree clumps off Long Lane Bollington
Tree clumps off Long Lane Bollington
There are a number of these tight clumps of trees scattered on the hillside above Long Lane. My guess, although not so marked on the OS maps here, is that they are, with the slight mound around which they cluster, the remains of mining activity some 200 or more years ago. Fenced round to keep out grazing sheep or cows the trees could just have sprung up or been planted intentionally. They do seem all of a type.
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SJ9378, 54 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 7 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9363 7882 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.3771N 2:5.8233W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9360 7879
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Clump of Trees  Old Spoil Heap 

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