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Rhos y Beddau

Stone Circle

<b>Rhos y Beddau</b>Posted by GLADMAN
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Rhos y Beddau (Stone Circle) by GLADMAN The Afon Disgynfa cascading a total of 240ft at Pistyll Rhaeadr....the 'Spout Waterfall'. The attendant stone circle is sited some way back from the top of the falls, to the north of the nascent river as it gathers volume for the coming aquatic display.

To say there would appear to be a connection between the diminutive prehistoric complex at Rhos y Beddau and the Afon Disgynfa is, in my opinion, not exactly pushing the limits of credence. Rarely does an upland stream have to undertake such a 'rite of passage' as this little 'un, cascading wondrously down the cliff face before morphing, together with the outflow of Llyn Lluncaws, into the Afon Rhaeadr far below. Such an awesome display of what gives this planet life fair takes the breath away, so how must it have affected those presumably much more in tune with their natural surroundings back then? If the placing of Bronze Age monuments was indeed influenced by water, surely there could hardly have been a finer spot to erect your stone circle. Or indeed the mighty cairns crowning the main ridge of Y Berwyn beyond?
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
13th January 2013ce
Edited 13th January 2013ce
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Comments (3)

wonderful thelonious Posted by thelonious
13th January 2013ce
I visited this waterfall (but not the stone circle) a few years ago. Has to be the best waterfall I have ever been to. Lovely place to visit. Posted by CARL
14th January 2013ce
It's not difficult to imagine Mesolithic hunter gathers stopping here to pay tribute to the water gods, or whatever, establishing it as a 'special place' for ever more, is it? Interesting that the 'circle is at the top, rather than the bottom. Assume the people lived down below - as with the Aber Falls sites - and Bronze Age gods lived in the hills on high. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14th January 2013ce
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