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Tal-y-Llyn by GLADMAN The wondrous Llyn Cau cradled in its rocky cwm, high up upon Cadair Idris. I understand it was near the outflow of this lake, Nant Cadair - seen making its way to valley floor far left - that the 'Tal-y-Llyn hoard' was discovered by members of the public.... just imagine.... 'Mummy, I've found some old bits of metal'.... 'That's nice dear. Go put them back now and drink up your Idris cherryade'. Needless to say we'll never know whether the hoard represented a votive offering, perhaps 'retrieved' from either Llyn Mwyngil.... or indeed, Llyn Cau.... or 'scrap' being spirited away for 'recycling' from some other source? Intriguing.
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
19th January 2013ce
Edited 20th January 2013ce
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Comments (2)

Very fine. Must re-approach Cadair from this side some time. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th January 2013ce
The Minffordd is - in my opinion - much better than the northern approaches (which as you know are pretty good). You've the choice of a vertical scree gulley from the lake to more or less where the picture was taken, or follow the background ridge to the summit of Mynydd Pencoed. Would love to know exactly where the hoard was found - could then adjust the OS co-ordinates..... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
20th January 2013ce
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