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Brecknockshire

<b>Brecknockshire</b>Posted by chumbawalaLittle Lodge © Jake Zennaman
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Abercriban Cairn(s)
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Afon Tawe Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Allt yr Esgair Hillfort
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Banc y Celyn Stone Circle
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Battle Standing Stones
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Bedd Gwyl Illtyd Ring Cairn
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Blaenau Uchaf Standing Stone / Menhir
Blaen-Nedd Isaf Cairn(s)
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Blaen-y-Cwm Uchaf Cairn(s)
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Blaen Clydach Fach Cairn(s)
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Blaen Glyn Cairn(s)
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Blaneau-draw Round Cairn
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Bone Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
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Boughrood Court Round Barrow(s)
Bryn y Groes Chambered Tomb (Destroyed)
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Bwlch-y-Ddau-Faen Stone Circle
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Bwlch Bach a'r Grib Cairn(s)
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Bwlch Cairn Cairn(s)
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Bwlch Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Caeau Enclosure, Cockit Hill Hillfort
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Cae'r Maen Standing Stone / Menhir
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Capel Rhos Standing Stone / Menhir
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Carnau Cefn-y-Ffordd Cairn(s)
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Carnau Cerfn y Ffordd Stone II Standing Stone / Menhir
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Carnau Gwynion Cairn(s)
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Carn-y-Geifr, Drum Ddu Round Cairn
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Carn-Yr-Arian Round Barrow(s)
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Carn Gafallt Cairn(s)
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Carn Pica Cairn(s)
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Carreg Waun Llech Standing Stone / Menhir
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Carreg Wen Fawr (Llanwrthwl) Standing Stones
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Carreg Wen Fawr Y Rugos Stone Row / Alignment
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Castell Dinas Hillfort
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Cefn-yr-Henriw recumbent stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cefn Crew and Cwm Crew Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Cefn Esgair Carnau Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Cefn Moel Cairn(s)
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Cefn yr Ystrad Cairn(s)
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Cerrig Duon & The Maen Mawr Stone Circle
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Clawdd Brythonig Enclosure
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Coed-y-Caerau, Llanfrynach Hillfort
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Coed-y-Polyn Round Barrow(s)
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Coed Fenni-fach Hillfort
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Coed Pentwyn Hillfort
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Coed Ynys Faen Standing Stones
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Coed y Gaer Hillfort
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Corn Du Cairn(s)
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Craig Cerrig-gleisiad Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Craig Cnwch Standing Stones
Craig y Rhiwarth Hillfort
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Cribarth Cairn(s)
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Cribyn Cairn(s)
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Crugian Bach Stone Circle
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Crugian Bach Cairn(s) Cairn(s)
Crug-y-Gaer Hillfort
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Crug Hywel Camp Hillfort
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Cwalca Cairnfield Cairn(s)
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Cwm Fforch-wen Cairn(s)
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Cwm Henwen Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cwm Henwen Cairn Cairn(s)
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Cwm Nant Cairn(s)
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Cwm Shelkin Cairn(s)
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Darren (Crickhowell) Ring Cairn
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Darren (Llanafanfawr) Standing Stones
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Defynnog Church Christianised Site
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Disgwylfa Cairn(s)
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Dol y Felin Standing Stone / Menhir
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Dorwen Standing Stone / Menhir
Drostre Bank Hillfort
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Drum Nant y Gorlan Standing Stone / Menhir
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Drygarn Fawr Cairn(s)
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Eglwys Faen Cairn(s)
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Esgair Ceiliog Ring Cairn
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Esgair Garn, Llanddewi Abergwesyn Round Cairn
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Esgair Gwar-y-Cae Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Esgair Irfon Cist
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Fan Frynych Round Cairn
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Fan Gyhirych Round Cairn
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Fan Llia Round Cairn
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Fan Nedd Round Cairn
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Fan Nedd (Northern summit) Cairn(s)
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Fan y Big
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Ffostyll Long Barrow
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Ffynnon Las I Cairn(s)
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The Fish Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Garn Caws Round Cairn
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Garn Fawr (Llangynidr) Cairn(s)
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Garn Felen Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Garn Goch Cairn(s)
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Garn Goch Long Barrow
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Garn Las Cairn(s)
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Garn Wen Cairn(s)
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Garreg Fawr (Llanfihangel Nant Bran) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Gelli-Nedd Hillfort
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Gilestone Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Growing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Gwernvale Chambered Tomb
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Gwern Wyddog Standing Stone / Menhir
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Hafen stone pair Stone Row / Alignment
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Hillis Camp, Llanfilo Hillfort
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Little Lodge Long Barrow
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Llangenny Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llangenny Camp Enclosure
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Llangynidr Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llanwrthwl Churchyard Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llech Lia Round Barrow(s)
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Llorfa Cairn(s)
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Llorfa Stone Circle
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Llorfa menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llwyncelyn-Fawr Hillfort
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Lower Neuadd Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Cam Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Hir Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Llia Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Llwyd (Twyn Du) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Richard Standing Stone / Menhir
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Moel Feity Round Cairn
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Mountain Centre 1 Standing Stone / Menhir
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Mountain Centre 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
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Mynydd Bychan Platform Cairn
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Mynydd Epynt (Eastern)
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Mynydd Llangatwg Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Llangorse Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Llysiau, Black Mountains Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Mynydd Pen-y-Fal Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Troed Chambered Cairn
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Mynydd Troed Cairn(s)
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Nant-y-Llyn, Y Mynydd Du Round Cairn
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Nant-y-Wern Stone Row / Alignment
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Nant Bwch Standing Stone / Menhir
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Nant Cwm Dwfn Standing Stone / Menhir
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Nant Mawr, Fforest Fawr Round Cairn
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Nant Tarthwyni Hillfort
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Nant Tarw Stone Circle
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Neuadd Glan-Gwy Standing Stone / Menhir
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Newbridge on Wye Standing Stone / Menhir
Odyn-fach Stone Circle
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Pant Llwyd Cairn(s)
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Pant Madog Round Cairn
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Penffawyddog Enclosure
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Pen-Rhiw-Wen Hillfort
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Pen-y-Beacon Cist
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Pen-y-Beacon Stone Circle
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Pen-y-Fan Cairn(s)
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Pen-y-Gorllwyn Cairn(s)
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Pen-y-Gorllwyn Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Pen-yr-Allt Enclosure
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Pen-yr-Heol Las Cairn(s)
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Penyrwrlodd Long Cairn
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Pen-y-Wyrlod Long Cairn
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Pen Allt-Mawr Cairn(s)
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Pen Caenewydd, Mynydd Myddfai Cairn(s)
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Pen Cerrig-Calch Cairn(s)
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Pen Gloch-y-pibwr Cairn(s)
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Pen Maen Wern Standing Stone / Menhir
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Pen Tir Round Cairn
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Pen Trumau, Black Mountains Cairn(s)
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Pen y Crug Hillfort
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Pen y Gadair Fawr Round Cairn
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Pen y Waun Dwr Round Cairn
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Pen y Waun Dwr Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Pipton Long Cairn
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Plas-y-Gaer, Allt Ddu Hillfort
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Pwll-yr-Wydden Fach Round Cairn
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Pwll Byfre Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Rhos-y-Gelynnen Stone Row / Alignment
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Rhyd-wen Fach stone setting Stone Circle
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Rhyd Uchaf Cairn(s)
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Saith Maen Stone Row / Alignment
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Saith Maen Stone Row / Alignment
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Slwch Tump Hillfort
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Spread Eagle Cursus (Destroyed)
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Standard Street Standing Stone / Menhir
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Talgarth Camp Hillfort
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Tor Glas Round Cairn
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The Tretower Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tre Durn Wood Enclosure
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Tump Wood Camp Hillfort
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Twr-y-Fan Foel, Y Mynydd Du Round Cairn
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Twr Pen-cyrn
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Twyn-Llechfaen Enclosure
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Twyn-y-Beddau Round Barrow(s)
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Twyn-y-Gaer (Mynydd Illtyd) Hillfort
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Twyn-y-Gaer (Trallong) Enclosure
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Twyn Ceiliog Cairn(s)
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Twyn Garreg-Wen Cairn(s)
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Tyle Bychan Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tyle Mawr Cairn(s)
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Ty'n Y Graig, Craig Cnwch Cairn(s)
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Tywn-Y-Gaer (near Llaneglwys) Enclosure
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Ty Illtyd Chambered Tomb
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Ty Isaf Chambered Cairn
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Ty Mawr Standing Stone / Menhir
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Upper Neuadd cairns Cairn(s)
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Varlen Cairn, Traianmawr Cairn(s)
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Waunewydd Standing Stone / Menhir
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Waun Leuci Standing Stone / Menhir
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Waun Leuci round barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Waun Leuci stone setting Stone Setting
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Waun Leuci summit Round Barrow(s)
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Waun Lydan Standing Stone / Menhir
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Wern Frank Wood Cairn(s)
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Ynys Hir Stone Circle
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Ysgubor-Wen Cairn(s)
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Y Das Round Barrow(s)
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Y Gaer (Defynnog) Enclosure
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Y Gamriw Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Y Gamriw (North) Cairn(s)
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Y Pigwn Stone Circle
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Y Pigwn Cairns Cairn(s)
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Fennifach Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ffynnon Ishow Sacred Well
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Llanhamlach Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Gweddiau Natural Rock Feature
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Maen Madoc Standing Stone / Menhir
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Nant yr Ychen Round Cairn

Latest posts for Brecknockshire

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Pen Maen Wern (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Probably best to combine a visit with Waun Lydan standing stone one mile east, I approached from that direction, but I cant say whether it's the best way up.

So, the walk starts easily enough at Waun Lydan standing stone, Idwal says the way is pathless tussocky grass but surprisingly dry underfoot, I would go along with all that but I'd also add that the place looked to be totally devoid of life, no birds, no insects, nothing, just one mad postman stumbling round muttering to himself. The mutterings were mostly, god! where is it? how much further? and am I nearly there yet?
I couldn't see the stone from my start point so with limited help from map and compass I just aimed at something in the way and make it up from there, it was further than I anticipated, I nearly turned back, the only thing that kept me going was, you'll have to come back another time, and I really wanted to avoid that, this hill, not the whole place.
Nearing the top of the hill, for that is where the stone is, I could now see that the black shapes i'd seen from afar was extensive rock outcropping, which was nice. Among the rocks I could see the stone, massive sigh of relief intermixed with gasping for air and then I thought, what if it's a trig point? I am on top of a hill, I decided that if it was, and I couldn't see the stone from there, then screw it I'm going home.
Fortunately it was the standing stone, and it was a beauty.
Like it's not very near neighbour, it is wearing a ground protecting wire mesh skirt, which seems to be working well, and the views again are extensive, to be expected on top of a hill. One mile north is Claerwen dam where land rovers climb, but thats a different show.
There is far more quartz in this stone than it's neighbour, it is almost all perfectly white, like a covering of soft, refreshing snow. It is very lovely.
When I got there, there was two things that had been placed next to and on the stone, on top of it was a rams skull, complete with long curly horns, it was quite heavy so I didn't take it home, but I couldn't leave it on top of the standing stone so I put it on another smaller stone close by, it could still see the standing stone and perform any stone protecting from there. At the foot of the stone was a framed photo of a bunch of paratroopers next to their plane, perplexing, did they all die in a crash here in the last two years? did one of them die in action and this was a place he loved? who knows, it was better than some of the tat you see left at some Wiltshire sites.
On a nicer day with less wind and time to spare, this would be a good place to sit and relax some, but I have to go, right now, so channeling the spirit of tough as nails soldiers everywhere I set off across this grassy desert at a quick march, which then turned into a yomp, and then ended as it always does as a stumbling stagger.
postman Posted by postman
3rd May 2017ce

Waun Lydan (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Driving south on the west side of Caban Coch reservoir, look for the end of the lake, there is a left turn by a telephone box and a small car park, if your a good boy, park there and walk all the way, it is a long way.
But if like me, your a naughty boy, take the left turn by the phone box, cross the bridge, turn right and proceed through the Rhiwnant farm yard, real quiet like.
A number of gates have to be got through and it's about here where you'll decide that the track has become way too rough and you should have left the car way back there. Unperturbed I left my watch daughter looking after the car, at the end of a long stand of conifers, and started the long walk up hill.

Proceeding up the track the nearest hill right in front of you is the one you want, the track will look like it's taking you away from where you want to go, passing the car mostly buried by house bricks, wait for the track to split in two, ignore both tracks now and just keep going up, up and a bit more up til you can see the stone.
Avery nice stone is this Waun Lydan, it's about 6ft tall, vaguely triangular in shape from two sides. At the bottom of the stone it is wearing a wire mesh skirt, is this stone a girl then? or, more likely, is it protecting the stones nether region from snuggling sheep, probably the latter.
Most noteworthy are the quartz seems, orange and white ribboning all over the stone, actual crystals are pooling in places, very nice.
The views from the stone are quite extensive, to be expected from the top of a hill, north, and east are the reservoirs, south are bigger hills like Drygarn Fawr, west is the distant rock strewn hill top of Pen Maen - Wern, site of another stone, even more quartzy than this one. To Pen Maen-Wern we go then.
postman Posted by postman
3rd May 2017ce

Pen Maen Wern (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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1st May 2017ce

Waun Lydan (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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