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Cwm Ian

Cairn(s)

<b>Cwm Ian</b>Posted by GLADMANImage © Robert Gladstone
Nearest Town:Aberdare (10km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS94779477 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 38' 28.87" N
Longitude:   3° 31' 15.24" W

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Visited 22.8.12

Didn’t think I would find this one but for a change I did!

Directions:
At the junction of the A4107 / A4061 there is a view point with a large car park.
Park here. (If you are lucky there is sometimes a burger van parked there)
Looking down the valley there is a ‘path’ running along the hillside to the right.
This is the ‘path’ which runs close to the Cairn. You cross a small stream on the way.

Looking at my notes and the terrain in front of me I didn’t expect to find this Cairn but thought I would try anyway.

It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the site and the Cairn is quite difficult to spot.
It is in amongst ‘spiky’ grass and consists of a small mound of stones.
Despite being a pretty bleak place to visit there are decent views to be had.
One best to visit on a nice day – if they ever have nice days up here?
Posted by CARL
3rd September 2012ce

I rejoin the bridleway and continue southwest. The ground climbs steadily now, then sharply, before levelling again to a crest just above the 450m mark. At the edge of this little plateau, the OS marks a further cairn. The views to the east over the Rhondda Valley and back to Maendy Camp have now opened up, and to the north the tops of the central Beacons, Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn are now visible. It takes me a while to find the cairn, supposedly a ring cairn. In the end, all that appears to be left is a pile of stones. There's no obvious mound or ring at all and the pile itself is shapeless. Still, a good place to stop and enjoy the views, before the pull up to the top of the hill. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21st September 2010ce

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Coflein (very brief) description:

A ruined round cairn, or cairn circle, 9.0m in diameter and 0.2m high.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10th August 2010ce