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Maen Melyn

Standing Stone / Menhir


Visited 19.3.14

A short distance east of the village of Llanybri, north of the B4312.

I am pleased to report that I managed to find the stone, although it is easy to see how such a large stone can be missed.

At the crossroads is a small triangular area of rough ground – parking easy. Walk across (west) to the high hedgerow. Follow this hedgerow until you see the stone. At this time of year it was fairly easy but in the summer it would be tricky. You certainly wouldn’t see it if you weren’t specifically looking for it.

The stone is large – about 7 feet high by 3 feet across. The stone is covered in moss and the top section is also covered in ivy. It sits right in the middle of the hedgerow and is next to a tree.
It does a very good job of hiding itself!

I don’t know why this stone is called Maen Melyn (yellow stone) when it looked to me to me to be made of red sandstone?!

This is a cracking stone to seek out and access to it is very easy. Spotting it is the tricky thing!

Well worth the effort.
Posted by CARL
20th March 2014ce

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