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Bryn Celli Ddu Gorsedd (Natural Rock Feature) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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8th July 2012ce

Bryn Celli Ddu Gorsedd (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

The Gorsedd is seperated from the burial chamber by a thick wall and hedge, to get to it climb over the enclosure fence through the gate over two fences and a stream, probably a bit too much for some visitors but a wander around and over the outcrop is I'd say essential. Like Iron man says it's a good place to sit and watch the burial mound.
How I missed all the cupmarks on my first visit I don't know, perhaps it was all the cows gathering around the rock like a crowd at a sermon, or perhaps you just don't see what you don't know is there.
The cupmarks are on the highest part of the Gorsedd, in two groups, an arc of three cups and two metres away at least six more, five of which were in a definite pattern (to me they looked like they formed a sword type shape) with a few more thrown in seemingly at random here and there. Or were they?
postman Posted by postman
10th December 2010ce

Tyddyn Bach Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

About two hundred metres WNW of the burial chamber is this tall pointy stone, about nine feet tall with terrific views south and east. Farmer has piled up lots of big boulders around the stone, maybe he's protecting the stone from itchy sheep, I don't know.
I came at it cross country, over a fence, a gate, 2 fences and a stream over the gorsedd, a fence a road and two more fences, it didnt add much to the arrival at the stone, so probably best to walk down the road a bit, and its two fields in.
The standing stone I think is called Llandaniel Fab menhir, calling it "standing stone near something else" detracts somewhat from the serious venture of erecting such a big stone.
It is in perfect alignment with the Gorsedd and the burial chamber, from here the chamber is behind the outcrop, but from Brinkly doo its only in view whilst standing on top of the mound.
postman Posted by postman
10th December 2010ce

Bryn Celli Ddu Gorsedd (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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10th December 2010ce
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