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Mynydd y Gelli

Stone Circle

Mynydd y Gelli (Stone Circle) by thesweetcheat Looking across to Mynydd Maendy and Maindy Camp.
This image appears as part of the blog post
"The Rhondda Stonehenge?" Yeah, right - Mynydd y Gelli
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes (17.7.2010)
Posted by thesweetcheat
10th August 2010ce
Edited 21st September 2010ce
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Comments (5)

Cheers SC. Came up here several years back and commented in my notes 'not sure if I found it'. Looking at these pictures seems I did after all. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th August 2010ce
Well, I don't think I did!! I spend over an hour wandering the plateau but couldn't find anything resembling the ring cairn/cairn circle that Burl mentions. Much frustration and a look at Coflein later, I think the cairn circle and the associated cairn and fallen stone are actually further to the west, nearer to the cwm.

I came from the west (Mynydd Bwllfa), but crossing the cwm turned out to be more difficult than I thought, meaning that I emerged next to the biggest (SW) clearance cairn but missed the real thing. The annoying thing is that the cairns marked on the OS are the clearance ones, the "Rhondda Stonehenge" itself isn't marked at all. Bah!

Another trip is required...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10th August 2010ce
Dunno. I pretty much marched over the whole bloody hill and the nearest I saw to any non clearance cairn was this pic.. Pehaps a forum thread to see if anyone else has? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th August 2010ce
Sounds like you did the same as me. Here's the main circle on Coflein:
http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/307660/details/MYNYDD-Y-GELLI%2C+RING+CAIRN%3BRHONDDA+STONEHENGE/

It's definitely SW of the ones in my pics...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10th August 2010ce
Update: This isn't it. The circle is exactly where shown on the Coflein map extract, but is completely unmarked on the OS map and I was in the wrong place on this first visit. The cairn in this picture is one of the ones in the cairnfield to the NE of the circle. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
9th September 2013ce
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