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Cribarth

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Amazing what you can pick up from local knowledge, isn't it? OK, I had surmised - whilst hanging out at the Llorfa stone circle back in September - that the profile of Cribarth looked a little like a recumbent figure from that direction. However I wasn't aware the 1,387ft mini-mountain was known locally as the 'Sleeping Giant'..... my thanks to Rob, The Mam C's daughter's fiance, for that snippet of information.

Apparently the best viewpoint to appreciate the likeness is near Cae'r-Lan, north-east of Ystradgynlais (at approx SN804120). Too cloudy to test this out personally this Christmas, but on-line photos seem very convincing. Sacred Hill, indeed. I wandered up it a number of years back in mist. Need to return some time for a proper look, methinks.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
28th December 2011ce
Edited 28th December 2011ce

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