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<b>Tal-y-Llyn</b>Posted by GLADMAN
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Tal-y-Llyn by GLADMAN Looking north-east across Llyn Mwyngil, Tal-y-Llyn, toward Bwlch Llyn Bach upon the far horizon. The wondrous crags of Cadair Idris rear up to the left, the prominent 'gash' home to the Nant Cadair where - I understand - the hoard was discovered in 1963 (the locality is readilly accessible via The Minffordd Path to Cwm Cau, to my mind the finest of all ascents of Cadair Idris). The Tarren foothills rise to the right of the lake. The third of Wales' great trio of Iron Age hoards now resides in The National Museum of Wales... but for me the knowledge of origin adds a certain 'something' to the aura of a visit here.
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
18th January 2013ce
Edited 19th January 2013ce
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Comments (6)

Utterly beautiful, thanks so much for adding this site to TMA. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18th January 2013ce
I'm currently re-reading 'Land of My Fathers' by Gwynfor Evans... to be honest not overly convinced of his impartiality, but then again early doors... and came across an image of the plaque and thought 'well I'll be damned'. Small world. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
18th January 2013ce
Lovely. Brought back many happy memories. Remember, like it was yesterday, sitting on a wooden table, having a cigarette in the early morning, just staring out over the lake. 20 years since I've been but your photo is just how I remember it. Thanks. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th January 2013ce
Affa bonny place, cheers Mr G. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
19th January 2013ce
Very beautiful! Great photo! tjj Posted by tjj
19th January 2013ce
Thanks all.... although the hoard wasn't actually found in the lake, who's to say it wasn't retrieved from there by the person(s) making the final cache? Perhaps it was too heavy a burden crossing the mountain... or they were being pursued by Romans? Having said that it would make more sense to me for it to have originally been cast into the fabulous Llyn Cau. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
19th January 2013ce
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