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Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham

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Aber Sychnant Cairn(s)
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Aelwyd Uchaf Round Barrow(s)
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Axton tumulus IV and V Round Barrow(s)
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Bedd y Cawr Hillfort
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Berthen - Gam Round Barrow(s)
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Branas Uchaf Chambered Tomb
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Bryn-y-Ffynnon Cist (Destroyed)
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Bryn-yr-Ellyllon Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
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Bryn Beddau Stone Circle
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Bryn Du Round Barrow(s)
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Bry Digrif mound II Round Barrow(s)
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Bry Digrif mound IV Round Barrow(s)
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Bry Digrif mound V Round Barrow(s)
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Bwlch Maen Gwynedd Cairn(s)
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Bwrdd Arthur Round Cairn
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Cader Berwyn Round Cairn
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Cader Berwyn cairn II Cairn(s)
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Caer' Bryn Hillfort
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Caer Drewyn Hillfort
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Caer Estyn Hillfort
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Cae Crwn Round Barrow(s)
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Cae Gwyn and Ffynnon Bueno Caves Cave / Rock Shelter
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Capel Hiraethog Ring Cairn
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Carnedd Rhys Goch Cairn(s)
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Carnedd Wen Round Cairn
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Carreg-y-Llech Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Castell Dinas Bran Hillfort
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Cefn y cist Cairn(s)
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Cefn y Gader Cairn(s)
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Cefn y Gader cairn 1 Cairn(s)
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Cerrig Bwlch y fedw Stone Circle
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Cerrig Gwynion Hillfort
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Coed-yr-Esgob barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Coed Bron Fawr Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Craig Adwy Wynt Enclosure
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Creigiau Eglwyseg Round Barrow(s)
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Creigiau Eglwyseg Cairn(s)
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Criafol Round Barrow(s)
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Cryn y Brain Cairn(s)
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Dinas Melin y Wig Hillfort
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Eglwyseg Ring Cairn
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Eglwyseg Standing Stone / Menhir
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Eglwyseg kerb cairns A&B Kerbed Cairn
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Eglwyseg stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Eliseg's Pillar mound Round Barrow(s)
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Fairy Oak Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Ffrith-Y-Garreg-Wen Round Barrow(s)
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Foel Fenlli Hillfort
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Foel Fenlli Cairn(s)
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Garw Fynydd Cairn(s)
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The Gop Cairn(s)
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Gop Caves Cave / Rock Shelter
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Gorsedd Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Gorsedd Bran Tumuli A-F Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Graig Wea Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Graig Yr Arian (Silver rock) Chambered Tomb
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Groesfford Round Barrow(s)
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Gwerclas Cairn(s)
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Hafod Round Barrow(s)
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Hillbury Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Holywell, Circle, Barrow and Linear Earthworks Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Llong Round Barrow(s)
Llong Station Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
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Llwynmawr Round Barrow(s)
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Llwyn Erddyn Ring Cairn
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Llyn-y-Gorseddau Round Barrow(s)
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Llyn Brenig (Archaeological Trail) Cairn(s)
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llyn Du Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Maen Huail Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Llwyd (Cloceinog) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maes Maelor Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Moel Arthur Hillfort
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Moel Fferna Cairn(s)
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Moel Gyw Round Barrow(s)
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Moel Hiraddug Hillfort
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Moel Maenefa Round Barrow(s)
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Moel Pearce Standing Stone / Menhir
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Moel Sych Round Cairn
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Moel ty Uchaf Stone Circle
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Moel y Gaer Hillfort
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Moel y Gaer Hillfort
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Moel y Gaer Hillfort
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Moel y Gaer Hillfort
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Moel y Gamelin Cairn(s)
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Moel y Parc Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Moel y Plas Round Barrow(s)
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Moel y Waun Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Tarw, Y Berwyn Round Cairn
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Naid-y-March Standing Stones
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Nant Croes-Y-Wernen Stone Circle
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Nant Esgeiriau Round Cairn
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Nant y Mawr Cairn(s)
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Nercwys Mountain Cairn(s)
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Owain Glyndwr's Mount Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Pant Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Pant Ifan Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Pant y Maen Round Barrow(s)
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Penbedw Stone Circle
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Pen-Plaenau Cairn(s)
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Pentrehobyn Round Barrow(s)
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Penycloddiau Hillfort
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Penycloddiau cairn Cairn(s)
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Pen-y-Gaer (Efenechtyd) Hillfort
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Penygraig Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Pincyn Llys Cairn(s)
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Plas Captain cairn Cairn(s)
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Pontnewydd Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
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Pwll-y-Clai Hillfort
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Rhoslydan Round Barrow(s)
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Rhyd-y-Gethin Standing Stone / Menhir
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Rhyd-y-Gethin (Cairns) Cairn(s)
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St Elmo's Summer House Round Barrow(s)
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Sypian Cerrig-y-Cawr Cairn(s)
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Tan-y-Coed Chambered Cairn
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Tomen y Gwyddel Round Cairn
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Tomen y Meirw Round Barrow(s)
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Trawsnant Cairn(s)
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Twr-yr-Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Tyddyn Bleiddyn Chambered Cairn
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Tyfos Kerbed Cairn
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Tynewydd Round Barrow(s)
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Tyn-y-Cefn Cursus Cursus
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Ty Mawr Rhos Ganol Round Barrow(s)
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Yr Aran Standing Stones
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Yr Aran cairns Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Carreg y Big yn y Fach Rhewllyd Standing Stone / Menhir
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Corwen Cross Cup Marked Stone
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Gwernclas Mound Artificial Mound
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Maen Achwyfaen Christianised Site
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Wepre Brook Hillfort

News

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Ancient gold artefacts uncovered in north Wales


The Late Bronze Age hoard of two 'lock' gold rings were discovered in the Community of Rosset. The wearer would've been a person of wealth and status within Late Bronze Age Society, between 10000 and 800BC... continues...
moss Posted by moss
30th March 2015ce

Bronze Age Axe find at Treuddyn

A Wrexham metal-detecting butcher has found a bronze age axe and another unidentified tin item in a field at Treuddyn, near Mold, Flintshire. There are pictures and local news report at the link.

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/112209/metal-detecting-butcher-uncovers-3-000-year-old-axe.aspx
Posted by JohnAko
21st April 2012ce
Edited 21st April 2012ce

Neolithic finds 'best yet' at Borras Quarry, Wrexham

Fragments of Neolithic pottery and an ancient arrowhead represent the best finds yet from a dig at a quarry near Wrexham, say archaeologists.

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) has been excavating at Tarmac's Borras Quarry site since 2008.

More here...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-14930058
1speed Posted by 1speed
17th September 2011ce

Wrexham hoard to be shown in Cardiff


Update of a previous story, from News Wales (http://www.newswales.co.uk/?section=Culture&F=1&id=6926:)

A Bronze Age hoard of international significance has been declared treasure today by H.M. Coroner for North East Wales... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th May 2004ce
Edited 19th March 2006ce

Important Bronze Age finds from Wrexham


Edited from BBC News, North East Wales
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_east/3532395.stm

An "exceptional" hoard of buried treasure has been found in Wrexham just two years after another major find of Bronze Age treasure there... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th March 2004ce
Edited 19th March 2007ce

CAPE will Highlight Welsh Bronze Age Culture


The CAPE (Culture, Archaeology, Prehistory Experience) Project comprises the construction of a visitor centre highlighting the Bronze Age and Celtic culture of north east Wales that could attract up to 150,000 tourists a year... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
12th February 2004ce
Edited 19th March 2007ce

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Prehistoric Funerary & Ritual Sites: Denbighshire and East Conwy PROJECT REPORT


Comprehensive survey of prehistoric monuments of Denbighshire and East Conwy.

Opens a pdf.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th April 2018ce

Prehistoric Funerary & Ritual Monuments in NE Wales


An article about the long running survey of Prehistoric Funerary & Ritual Monuments in Wales, being carried out by CPAT on behalf of Cadw. The page includes photos of Gop Cairn and Moel Ty-Uchaf stone circle.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
3rd January 2003ce
Edited 19th March 2007ce

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Cader Berwyn (Round Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Dawn arrives at Bwlch-y-Groes without due fanfare, the elevated 'Pass of the Cross' (presumably another nod to the influence of that Tydecho?) separating the upper reaches of the exquisite Cwm Dyfi from Cwm Cynllwyd too exposed to offer shelter to any of the usual feathery suspects generally contributing to an avian chorus. In lieu, within the pregnant silence, I perceive a sense of heightened possibilities, of unspecified opportunities to be grasped whilst the relatively high cloud base lingers. So, what to do then? Fortunately the answer is forthcoming upon administering a Coco Pops catalyst, my gaze being drawn north across the aforementioned Cwm Cynllwyd to the rounded summits of Y Berwyn. In keeping with the all pervading silence, the call is unspoken. But nevertheless it registers loud and clear. Just need to do something about it, then. Damn. I am aware there are easier hobbies.

So.... following a splendidly scenic drive toward Y Bala, I take the B4391 across the high moors to descend Cwm Rhiwarth to Llangynog and, henceforth, Dyffryn Tanat. Samuel Coleridge came here in July 1794 and noted that the mountains were 'sublimely terrible', which is a pretty classy description, to be fair. One assumes - being a poet and that - that, like I, he made it to Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, whereupon a single track road heads NW to Tan-y-Pistyll... and the magnificent c250ft cascade of Pistyll Rhaeadr, the 'Spout Waterfall', traditionally one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. The little café serves alcohol to tourist punters who flock here to gaze at the awesome aqueous spectacle. The Citizen Cairn'd, however, may well wish to drink his/her fill of the landscape beforehand. If so, rocky steps ascend to the right of the wondrous waterfall to access Trum Felen, the southern ridge of Moel Sych ('Dry Hill', appropriately enough in this context, but very much not so in nearly any other!).

To be honest this direct route to the main ridge of Y Berwyn is, in my opinion, better suited to a descent (an ascent through the valley of the Nant y Llyn further to the east is recommended) but there you are. One is compelled to seek out new experiences. Nevertheless as I slowly.... very slowly... gain height I begin to doubt the wisdom of this selection, particularly since this morning's cloud base is high no longer, the summit of the mountain conspicuous by its absence, subsumed within a mass of opaque vapour. In due course I must venture into this surreal environment of curtailed vision and apparent swirling wraiths.... a sensation of mild claustrophobia countered by having (with apologies to Andy Partridge) one, two, three, four senses working overtime to compensate. Navigation, however, is not an issue, the fence line leading unerringly to the 2,713ft summit crowned by the profile of a Bronze Age funerary cairn slowly materialising through the gloom. Although of no significant elevation, the embedded footprint of the monument is much more extensive than I recall from my previous visit here.... some 21 years ago. Hey, it is quite something to return almost half a lifetime hence. What's more, this time around I reckon I can even discern a trace of former kerb.

As I sit in my own private little spirit world pondering imponderables, wondering what to do next, Nature castes a final, emphatic deciding vote by sweeping away the cloud mantle in an instant to reveal Cadair Berwyn standing angular and proud to the north, its form in complete contrast to Moel Sych's broad, rounded dome. Recognising a sign from the heavens when I see one I cross the fence line (via a stile) and head east to Craig-y-Llyn, the escarpment edge towering above Llyn Lluncaws cradled far below. The lake is suitably idiosyncratic featuring a curious surface covering of weed that is quite unique in my experience. A kamikaze sheep track now engenders a somewhat 'airy' onward route toward the castellated, rocky pinnacles of Cadair Berwyn's 2,722ft summit, the cliff line, progressively fragmented in nature, displaying quite literally 'another side' to Y Berwyn, one completely at odds with the gently rolling profile seen to the west. But there you are; Y Berwyn are secretive hills... and all the better for that, in my opinion.

Anyway, cresting the craggy summit the first of a brace of cairns gracing the mountain is seen a little below and beyond. The location is classic, albeit taking great pains to avoid any view of the wondrous Llyn Lluncaws in true Bronze Age style. Yeah, I'm not saying this is pedantic, but what were these people like? There is good news and bad news to relate here. Firstly, the bad: the stone pile is defaced by a large 'shelter' clearly constructed from the original monument fabric; although whether this is to cater for sheep of the Ovis aires variety or homo sapiens is open to debate. I suspect the latter, but happy to be corrected. The good, however, more than compensates: the circumference of the footprint is very impressive indeed. Far more so than vague visions from my youth had led me to earlier surmise. Clearly this was the last resting place of a major personality back in the day. The second cairn lies a little further on, beyond a diminutive little tarn - or lakelet, if you prefer (which, as it happens, I do) - and surmounts Cadair Berwyn's northern summit. This is a much more subtle monument consisting of a very large, grassy (apparent) mound topped by an OS trig pillar. Stonework protruding from the surface confirms that this is indeed a cairn, however. Again, the views are superb, and not without archaeological foci. Looking east, the distant summit of Mynydd Tarw ("Bull Mountain") is crowned by another, massive funerary cairn as is, looking north across Bwlch Maen Gwynedd, Cadair Bronwen, the last of Y Berwyn's big trio. This, a significant 'platform cairn' known as Brwdd Arthur (Arthur's Table - yes, Himself again) is unfortunately about a mile and a half distant. Consequently unless you are superfit - or, as I was back in 1994, somewhat on a mission and only beginning to appreciate the overpowering significance of these cairns - a separate ascent from the north-west, via the wondrous cairn circle of Moel ty Uchaf, not to mention the 'circle at Bwlch y Fedw, is highly recommended.

It is fair to say that Cadair Berwyn is not a spot to leave in a hurry. Exquisite vistas and copious archaeology to boot, er, sort of make that a 'no brainer'. Consequently I linger, let the aura, the atmosphere, the ambience... whatever you want to call that peculiar 'upland vibe' enhanced with the human element.... slowly seep into my consciousness. Although far from unique in this respect, Y Berwyn has nevertheless witnessed its fair share of legendary, historic events to complement whatever 'metaphysical stuff' may or may not have occurred back in those days of yore when the cairns were in use. For it was here in 1165 - well upon Ffordd Saeson, apparently a little east of Moel ty Uchaf at SJ091369 - that the forces of Henry II feverishly engaged in the pursuit of Owain Gwynedd were routed. Given a sound thrashing, so to speak. Not by the then Prince of North Wales... but by the ferociously inclement weather these mountains are able to conjure up on a whim. One can just imagine the poor old Plantagenet dude retreating in soggy shame citing witchcraft and sorcery by the fiendish Welsh as reasons for failure; anything but arrogant incompetence.

With time marching forever onwards - tell me about it - I reluctantly retrace my steps to Moel Sych and begin the descent to the car. However, prior to the obligatory, not to mention essential final gawp at the Pistyll Rhaeadr, I stop off within the glacial 'hanging valley' of the Afon Disgynfa, specifically to take an all-too-brief look at yet another mighty cairn at SJ070297. Citizens Cairn'd may be interested to be reminded that this valley is also graced by a stone circle at Rhos y Beddau (SJ058302). Is there no end to the attractions of this wondrous area? Overtaken by darkness I spend the night upon Coleridge's 'sublimely terrible' mountains... assuming he was heading for Y Bala... below the summit of Foel y Geifr (at the head of the Hirnant Pass). The rain lashes down and, unlike Henry II, I think I get the point.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
29th April 2018ce
Edited 1st May 2018ce

Cefn Penagored (Kerbed Cairn) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Cefn Penagored Ridge (Kerbed Cairn) — Images

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