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Castell Mawr



Eric and me left the car in a layby on the A487 right opposite the entrance to Castell Henllys.
We entered the field just yards from the car and made our way straight up hill, over one fence, and the henge/fort crowns the hilltop.
The entrances to the henge are at the northwest and southeast, I dont know if thats how most henges are, but it seems a point in favour to me.
The banks are almost covered with gorse and muddy as heck, making a circuit of the enclosure an endeavor in itself, but they are still tall, atleast 6ft in places.
If this hillfort was a henge then it was uncharacteristically large, especially so for south wales, there can't be many superhenges in the area, its not much smaller than the Mayburgh henge way up north.
postman Posted by postman
17th February 2010ce

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