I came looking for Sant Agusti vell and for some reason assumed this was it , untill now. Its not far from the small car park but it is rough going. I came here first because it was nearest to where we were staying ,Sant Thomas two miles south. The cave on the northern side of the Talaiot has an entrance that is made smaller by stone walling, a ramp leads to the top and through the entrance. From here you can see half of menorca, El Toro on the horizon and down into the gorge where a bit further south there is the Cova des Colums a really big cave with huge columns, (hence the name ) with prehistoric connections . A beautiful place and a beautiful morning, a good start to a weeks stone hunting.
Access Hard work! Steep climb, fairly rough & a little precarious in places. As the talaiot and the way to get to it is overgrown, I got lots of scratches - I was wearing shorts.... For full directions, see Sant Agusti Vell.
Visited 3 June 2005
The talaiot was a little 'knocked about' but I got some great views from its top, boosted by its hilltop location.
Views were especially good of some caves across a valley to the west(ish). I've so far been unable to find out anything specific about them, but to my eye they looked like a pretty typical Menorcan cave settlement and this area seems to be riuddled with them....
There is also what appears to be an entrance to a likely cave in the outcrop underneath the talaiot!
Roughly to the south/SSW I could see a couple of very clear talaiots on the horizon a km or 2 away. This was Sant Agusti Vell itself.
(There was yet another really trashed talaiot to the north too!)