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Craig-yr-Aderyn

Hillfort

Fieldnotes

Ive yet to have the pleasure of a full scale visit up Birds rock, but after looking at the aerial views taken by Coflein and provided by the sweetcheat, there arent many things I'd rather do. Instead of a few mild earthworks there are tumbled stone walls, much more interesting..... in a sad kind of way.
The rock dominates the entire valley much more so than the Norman castle to the northest, and acts as an appetiser for the bigger mountains, that seem to crowd in close to look down on the valley, but the true king of the area is the otherwordly Cadair Idris.
postman Posted by postman
18th July 2011ce
Edited 18th July 2011ce

Comments (5)

I would love to get up there. The place has been etched in my brain for about 30 years, since I first read "The Grey King". thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18th July 2011ce
All good things....... postman Posted by postman
18th July 2011ce
Aye, let's hope so. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18th July 2011ce
You'll upset the natives calling Castell y Bere 'Norman', though....... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
18th July 2011ce
Your absolutely right, am I bad or what.
It was built by Llewellyn the great in 1221, he was Welsh, very Welsh and so was everyone who lived there. (presumably)
postman Posted by postman
22nd July 2011ce
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