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Pen-y-Bannau

Hillfort

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Nearest Town:Aberystwyth (22km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SN74196689 / Sheets: 135, 147
Latitude:52° 17' 6.97" N
Longitude:   3° 50' 40.63" W

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We parked just west of Pontrhydfendigaid ( nice little name for a nice little town) halfway down a lane leading to Dolebolion farm,
The footpath crossing this lane takes you more or less striaght to the top of the hill. At 352m it's quite a puff to the top but the view
alone is worth it, the trig point speaks of the forts hieght and maybe its unasailability but only being there shows its dominence over
the surrounding country. The Entrance is very well preserved, being the most vulnerable side it has three banks and ditches only a low
bank stregnthens the eastern side. Infront of the entrance is an irregular shaped ring of rubble, iron age I doubt but near that is a
pair of large boulders (one standing) they do look part of something older. Around the stones are three large mounds from on top
of which we could almost look down on the fortified entrance, not often does that occur.
On our way back down we saw what the track was for around the southern edge of the hill, cars were racing round it, a pity they werent
more cool cars, astra's, escorts and the like, but it was different, and we did stay and watch for a bit.
From the other hillfort three miles N.West the hill that Pen y Bannau is on seems to stand out even more, it is such a perfect place
to build a fort on .
postman Posted by postman
29th October 2008ce