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Tarren Deusant



This site is quite different to others I have visited in South Wales, and consists of a south facing cliff in a wooded valley. The cliff face bears an unusual sand coloured stone tear, or phallus shaped stone, standing proud of the darker stone of the rock face. A large granite slab immediately below the phallus/tear stone, is reminiscent of an altar, and a spring issues forth from the base of the cliff. Surrounding the stone are numerous carvings, mostly of faces, but with additional crosses and sickle shaped markings. I took a number of photos which show both the site and carvings well, but was amazed to find that on one photo, the prominent tear stone, had taken on the appearence of a hare sat upright as if shocked by our presence. Strange!

Directions: Although the site is located on private land it is easily accessed from the public footpath running along the north side of the valley. There were no signs to the site, or marking the footpath, but a green kissing gate on the right hand side of the road between Beddau and Castell is quite easily identifiable a few yards from a bungalow. From here a series of yellow arrows on trees easily guide the traveller to the stone face.æ
Posted by jane54
28th January 2001ce

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