Botrea Barrows. The four main platform barrows are shown in white. There are other cairns around it, mainly toward the left - probably mainly burial cairns.
Caer Bran from above. Pretty exactly circular, done for geomantic more than practical reasons. Caer Bran could hold hundreds of people - a great place for seasonal moots and fairs, centrally placed in West Penwith and a probably neutral space for all the tribes of Penwith, who will have formed a larger clan covering West Penwith, and possibly the Scillies too.
Map of alignments in West Penwith, highlighting the position of Botrea Barrows. Click for a larger, clearer Google map.
Botrea Barrows, barrow 2 - the one I recorded this podcast on. Not very spectacular nowadays, these barrows would have stood in managed parkland, sweeter and greener than today, owing to the improved climate in the bronze age.
Looking over the valley (from the iron age courtyard house just below Botrea Barrows). Caer Bran is on the top of the hill opposite. The old trackway across the valley, connecting Botrea Barrows with Caer Bran and Boscawen-un. It follows the left-hand straight edge of the woods.
Cape Cornwall and St Michael's Mount
Kilgooth Ust or Cape Cornwall
St Michael's Mount
The view from the barrows on Botrea Hill... (telephoto shots)
St Michael's Mount from Botrea Barrows
Carn Galva from Botrea Barrows
Sancreed Beacon from near Botrea Barrows - the Lamorna Gap is behind
Carn Kenidjack from Botrea Barrows
Carn Brea from Botrea Barrows - 25ish miles
Mount's Bay with, left to right, St Michael's Mount, Cudden Point and the Lizard