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Dunkery Beacon / Image by thelonious

Ah, that's what the view looks like. I really ought to give Exmoor another go, never been to the circles there either. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26 Mar 17ce

Garn Boduan / Image by postman

They are indeed all over the place, I have seen lots of people sheltering in them and I have sheltered in many myself, from wind, rain and snow blizzards, they offer much more shelter than none at all.
Of course I have no proof that this was rebuilt by modern people sheltering from the elements, other than the wall being much higher than all the other hut circles.
I can imagine someone and his mate doing a bit of wild camping on a hill with things on it, but not really realising it's bad to remodel ancient structures.
If they're not walker shelters what else could they be?
postman Posted by postman
26 Mar 17ce

Furzebury Brake / Image by thelonious

Another trip toward Exmoor could well be on the cards seeing stuff such as this... Great location. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
26 Mar 17ce

Garn Boduan / Image by postman

I have only ever seen these old structures referred to as "walkers sherlters" on TMA. I have seen these strange enclosures from Skye to Wales. I have never, ever seen a walker shelter in one. Not have I ever sheltered in one. They don't offer any shelter at all. Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
25 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Image by postman

Thanks Drew postman Posted by postman
24 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Image by postman

Hard way up easy way down, the best way :-) Brilliant stuff Postie!!! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24 Mar 17ce

Yr Eifl / Image by postman

That's a lovely image. It's a great place this, I guess it's always windy though. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
23 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Image by postman

Totally. postman Posted by postman
23 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Image by postman

That's the way I came back and the way I went up the two times before, but it was so long ago I hadn't reckoned on there being two laybys with footpaths on them, I just stopped at the first one I saw.

Furiously thinking of some exotic place I can pass off as a hill fort now, Sacsayhuaman?
postman Posted by postman
23 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Image by postman

Oh no! That is waaaay too steep! The slope looks almost vertical from the cairn! The road North to Caernafon is miles below! Go further round the road towards Llithfaen (turn off at Llanaelhaearn) and stop the car or get off the bus around here.

https://goo.gl/maps/Cdjeviduef82

Through the little gate and up the signposted footpath on the right of the road in the link. It is a steep stretch for ten minutes then it is a lovely level walk across the moor till you clamber up and through the South West Gate into The Best Hillfort In The World. Very recommended.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
22 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Fieldnotes by postman

Rifle, rifle, tolderiddledee https://youtu.be/bU5ML3I3dD4 thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
22 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Fieldnotes by postman

Very nice notes, ta. Did someone say trifle? spencer Posted by spencer
22 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Fieldnotes by postman

Great notes, glad your feet made the decision although it's not an easy walk from Tre'r Ceiri to Yr Eifl (it wasn't easy doing it the other way round either). thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
22 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Image by postman

Splendid. Well worth the early start. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
22 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Image by postman

Not that straightforward, I took the wrong path up, which then lost me and I ended up climbing up from below the cairn, not recommended. postman Posted by postman
22 Mar 17ce

Tre'r Ceiri / Image by postman

Me and my wee family ate our lunch on that rugged outcrop looking out at Mynydd Carngwch with our sangwidges last September. There's quite a lot of carving on the outcrop, none of it seemed very old, but at least they weren't more drillholes! I loved this hillfort, the best I've ever been in anywhere. It really is more of a hill city. Unbelievable place. Nowhere like it. And don't be put off by the staggering views... it really is very straightforward to walk to. Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
22 Mar 17ce

Aquhorthies / Fieldnotes by LesHamilton

I'm planning a visit the week after next; where's the best starting-point (the best place to park) with reference to Streetmap? I'm not desperate to see Auld Bourtreebush, just want the most accessible approach to the circle. ironstone Posted by ironstone
19 Mar 17ce

Alkmaar Paardenmarkt / Image by LesHamilton

That is quite thought provoking - a lingering shadow left long after the event. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
19 Mar 17ce

The Greywethers / Image by costaexpress

Hello Strathie :-) I think he certainly would have :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18 Mar 17ce

Assycombe Hill / Image by costaexpress

The stone rows are so lovely. Posted by carol27
17 Mar 17ce

The Greywethers / Image by costaexpress

DB? do you think the former Greyweather would have approved? strathspey Posted by strathspey
17 Mar 17ce

Assycombe Hill / Image by costaexpress

That's great. Does the forestry block all the views from the site? If it weren't so close, might you have a better chance of answering your questions? ryaner Posted by ryaner
17 Mar 17ce

The Greywethers / Image by costaexpress

Nice one Costa, superb site and like SC would like to visit! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17 Mar 17ce

Cwm Shelkin / Image by GLADMAN

Yep, looks that way. I wonder why I never came here when I crossed Mynydd Llangorse in 2010 or whenever it was? There's supposedly a standing stone somewhere there too. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16 Mar 17ce

Cwm Shelkin / Image by GLADMAN

This one is actually on the 1:25k. That's the only way I found it. There's very little outcropping rock around so the fact that the slab is within a little kerbed cairn more-or-less puts its stature as a capstone beyond doubt, I'd say? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
16 Mar 17ce
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