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The Werfa

Round Barrow(s)


The Werfa

Visited 22.8.12

Despite being warm and sunny in Cardiff, you don’t have to travel too far into the valleys before encountering the expected wind and rain – at one point I could even see my breath!
It really is a different world up here – at least it is every time I visit!

I parked on the grass verge near the locked metal gate, hopped over and headed up the concrete road. Once you come off the main concrete road it becomes a rough track which is easy enough to follow although well worn. Both the road and in particular the track were under water in places and I had to squelch through the grass / mud to detour around the puddles. The rain was falling and in places the track was little more than a glorified stream!
It takes 20 minutes to walk from the road to the Barrow.

As Gladman states, there isn’t much to see of the Barrow which is approximately 0.3m high x 15m across: a rough grass covered mound.
Although there are pretty decent views to be had I wouldn’t really recommend a visit.
If in the area you would be better off visiting the nearby Grug Yr Afan which is easier to get to and there is more to see.
Posted by CARL
31st August 2012ce

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