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Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Llanidloes (10km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   SN99347555 / Sheets: 136, 147
Latitude:52° 22' 5.84" N
Longitude:   3° 28' 43.01" W

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Visited 28.8.13

When travelling north along the B4518, take the turning right in the centre of Pant-y-dwr. A short distance along this minor road you will see a small wood on your left.
The Barrow is located on top of the hill at the edge of the trees – eastern side.

I parked on the verge and made my way up through the trees towards the top of the hill. This way avoided the need to climb over some of the barbed wire fences you would need to if you ascend the hill through the fields.
The going is not easy and on a few occasions I had to battle my way through the undergrowth / bushes etc. The going does get a bit easier the higher you climb.

Near the top I had to climb over one barbed wire fence to get into the field where the Barrow resides. The Barrow is a grass covered mound – easy to spot.

All was quiet at the Barrow except for the bleating sheep who didn’t seem to mind my intrusion. Two red kites hovered silently overhead – they really are beautiful birds.
The sun was shining and there were fabulous views to be had across the countryside.
This really is a beautiful part of Wales.

Well worth the effort if you happen to be in the area and are reasonably mobile.

Coflein states:
‘A round barrow, 23m in diameter and 1.8m high, set upon a local summit’.
Posted by CARL
3rd September 2013ce