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Maen Melyn

Standing Stone / Menhir


Just a minutes drive east from Llanybri, located in the corner of a T junction. There was loads of room to park the car, so while the wife saw to the dogs I went in search of this seven foot tall stone. Should be easy you'd think but ohhh no those damn welshies have really tried hard to hide these stones and they've had huge success here. So much so that I didnt know what Maen Melyn was, it just said the name on the map and I assumed it was a stone, but couldnt find it so I presumed it was the long mound nearby I even took a picture. It wasnt it, I was so obviously in the right place I couldnt work it out . When I got home I looked on Coflein and they said it was actually in the hedge, so I was right on top which is why these are field notes and not a misc note. Why on earth would you hide it in a hedge, they're not just hedges but an earthern wall with a hedge on top, it may be lost forever, a winter visit may be more rewarding. I cant beleive it was there all along I must have walked past it half a dozen times. postman Posted by postman
1st September 2008ce
Edited 1st September 2008ce

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