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Carn Pica


Carn Pica (Cairn(s)) by thesweetcheat The nicely restored "beehive" cairn, with the Black Mountains filling the skyline.
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes (28.8.2010)
Posted by thesweetcheat
24th September 2010ce
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Comments (2)

I'd be interested to know the origin of these modern beehive cairns SC - there are two similar, albeit much larger examples upon Drygarn Fawr near Rhayader also covering the remains of original Bronze Age funerary cairns, but these are the only ones I can recall from my experience.

What were your thoughts on the remnants of the original - if indeed there was an original?
24th September 2010ce
To be honest, I hadn't read your original post carefully enough when I went, so I didn't know the original was "a few paces west", I assumed it was under the new one! Hmph. The current one is in a perfect place though, with magnificent views to the east. Certainly a plausible place for a BA cairn, and if it was a few paces west (i.e. further from the lip) it would be even more perfect, as it wouldn't be visible from below, which seems to be the thing.

Drygarn Fawr is on the agenda, as a walking friend wants to go up there again over the next few months.

I did notice another "cairn" on the way down though, not on Coflein and in an odd place on the eastern slope of Twyn Du. It had the usual walkers' thing on top, but what looked like earlier packed construction underneath. Haven't posted anything because it's probably nothing anyway. You might have seen it yourself? (Or Cerrig?)
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
24th September 2010ce
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