Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
3rd February 2012ce
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this looks similar to some of the stuff i've been talking about recently. Cant see it in detail as photos dont put you there, but its very interesting. Do the cairns have dished interiors, or ', for want of better words, any alcoves or ante-chambers like the ones in waterford and tipp? Check out "landscape alteration in south east ireland" on the forum and see if it rings any bells. Thanks, great pics. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is actually a pretty formidable hillfort, rockhopper. However there are some large cairns upon Pen Cerrig-calch to the immediate north... and I've posted images of a few more examples to be found in South Wales over the course of the past few days you might be interested in.
Needless to say - like yourself - I find these ancient stone piles mesmerising. You'll also find lots of images of Welsh cairns if you check out the TMA image portfolios of Sweetcheat and Postman, to name but two.
Lots of lovely pics from you from this trip out Mr G, excellent stuff. Sadly haven't been up in the Welsh mountains for too long, money and dodgy leg combining to keep me lower down/closer to home at the moment.
Rockhopper: here's a fairly recent example of possible scree alteration I came across on the Stiperstones ridge in Shropshire. This is not recognised as a cairn and has some fairly large boulders interspersed, but the overall shape seemed too regular to not be created/augmented by people: