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Foel Faner



Occupying the summit of Moel Faner and encircled by the southern section of the popular 'Precipice Walk', north of Dolgellau - and hence commanding some pretty fine views - this is but one of numerous small hillforts in the shadow of Cadair Idris. According to Coflein it is:

'A roughly oval, somewhat polygonal, enclosure, about 70m north-east to slouth-west by 42m. It is defined by a ruinous stone wall, about 2.7-3.0m across. The only entrance faces north-east and is flanked by an additional ditched mound on the north side.....

Source: Bowen & Gresham 'History of Merioneth I (1967), 152-3. John Wiles 04.07.07'
15th November 2011ce

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