Garth Standing Stone
Standing Stone / Menhir
Garth Standing Stone (Cadair Elwa standing stone) (Standing Stone / Menhir) on The Modern Antiquarian, the UK & Ireland's most popular megalithic community website. 13 images, 4 fieldnotes, plus information on many more ancient sites nearby and across the UK & Ireland.
An interesting looking stone covered in distictive spots and stripes which reminds me a little bit of the stone inside Bryn Celli Ddu.
It would be interesting to learn more about the name Cadair Elwa. I suspect Elwa (as in Llanelwy, Vale of Elwy) is a personal name and cadair means seat as in stronghold or homestead.
6th November 2014ce
We squeezed in at the field gate and I quickly hopped over and headed up the hill.
The stone is not visible from the road.
As soon as you reach the top of the hill the stone is easy to spot.
It is about 1 metre high x 0.5 metre wide - light grey in colour. There are several stones packed in around its base.
As long as you can park an easy stone to visit and worth the effort.
21st September 2012ce
Travelling North from Carnarfon on the A487, leave for the B4547. Just after you go under the A487 turn right. As you drive uphill, try to keep an eye behing you to the right. The stone will be visible in a field. Access to this field seems impossible, though.
8th September 2003ce