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Blaen y Cwm

Ring Cairn

<b>Blaen y Cwm</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
Nearest Town:Newtown (14km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SN98199868 / Sheet: 136
Latitude:52° 34' 33.47" N
Longitude:   3° 30' 9.24" W

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Easy to get to but not so easy to define due to heather coverage. If anyone is as daft as me and wants to track this place down drive all the way through the forest and park right at the top of the hill, the ring cairn occupies the highest point (455m) .
The view to the west and east is full and lengthy, but the forest blunts the eyefull north and south.
It is easily identified but nigh on impossible to photograph.
Coflein describes it thus : A well preserved and prominent ring cairn, 12m in diameter formed by a stone bank 3m wide and 1m high, with a central open area, 5m in diameter.
The weather was at best, shite , so I didnt stay long
postman Posted by postman
14th November 2009ce
Edited 14th November 2009ce