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Nant Tarthwyni

Hillfort

Miscellaneous

There are two denuded Iron Age hillforts perched within woodland upon the eastern flank of Allt Lwyd. According to Coflein:

NANT TARTHWYNI [WEST ENCLOSURE] - SO08941944:

'The subrectangular hillslope enclosure at Nant Tarthwyni west measures about 63m by 55m. It is defined by vestiges of a bank and ditch, with an entry facing downslope (to the east). A second enclosure lies 60m to the east.'

NANT TARTHWYNI [EAST ENCLOSURE] - SO09111951:

'An oval hillslope enclosure, about 75m in diameter, defined by the vestiges of a bank and ditch with an east-facing, downslope entrance, having a roughly concentric bank and ditch about its southern perimeter'.

Perhaps not worth a specific visit for archaeology alone, but the landscape, my friends, the landscape! Combine with a visit to Carn Pica and enjoy some serious mountain views, too.

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GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
22nd April 2010ce
Edited 22nd April 2010ce

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