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Carnau Gwynion


Nearest Town:Aberdare (14km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   SN921146 / Sheet: 160
Latitude:51° 49' 8.73" N
Longitude:   3° 33' 56.24" W

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Visited 23.10.10
From Gelli Nedd Hillfort I hiked across the open moor, heading north east towards the rocky outcrops. When climbing the outcrops, the cairn can be seen on the brow of a hill a short walk away. I couldn't see any gate into the field where the cairn is so I had to climb over a barbed wire fence. The cairn is about 1 metre high and about 2 metres in diameter. The O/S map I had shows two cairns but I could only find one of them. In all honesty it was not worth the effort to visit the cairns although there is a decent view to be had. If you do choose to visit, keep an eye out for the old lime kilns near the rocky outcrops and don't do what I did – get lost trying to find my way back!!
Posted by CARL
1st November 2010ce