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Gwynedd

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Sites/Groups in this region:

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Allt Lwyd Cairn(s)
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Anafon Valley cairns Cairn(s)
33 posts
Aran Fawddwy Round Cairn
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Arenig Fach Round Cairn
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Arthog Standing Stones Ring Cairn
55 posts
Bachwen Burial Chamber Chambered Tomb
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Bardsey Island Island
22 posts
Bedd y Brenin Round Cairn
7 posts
Betws Fawr Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Bodfan Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
Bronheulog Chambered Cairn
12 posts
Bron-llety-Ifan Cup Marked Stone
26 posts
Bron y Foel Isaf Burial Chamber
6 posts
Bryniau'r Tyddyn Standing Stone / Menhir
19 posts
Bryn-y-Castell Hillfort
89 posts
Bryn Cader Faner Cairn(s)
8 posts
Bryn Castell Hillfort
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Bryn Seward settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
25 posts
Bryn Seward Stones Stone Row / Alignment
23 posts
Bwlch ym Mhwll-le (Llefn) Cairn(s)
5 posts
Bwlch y Rhiwgyr Cairn(s)
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Cadair Gawrdaf Christianised Site
8 posts
Cader Ellyll Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
11 posts
Caerberllan Farm Standing Stone / Menhir
35 posts
Caer-Dyni Burial Chamber
1 post
Caer Carreg-y-fran Hillfort
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Caer Eini Hillfort
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Cae'r Mynach Cairn(s)
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Caer Pencraig (Ty'n y Caeau) Hillfort
6 posts
Cairn below Pared y Cefn hir Cairn(s)
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Cairn N of Moel Wnion Cairn(s)
3 posts
Cairn SW of Carnedd Dafydd Cairn(s)
3 posts
Cairn, S of llyn Caerwych Cairn(s)
10 posts
3 sites
Cairn, upon a woodland saddle Round Cairn
4 posts
Capel Maethlon Round Barrow(s)
9 posts
Capel Tan-y-Foel Standing Stone / Menhir
16 posts
Carneddau Hengwm Cairn(s)
3 posts
Carnedd-y-Filiast Cairn(s)
27 posts
Carnedd Dafydd Cairn(s)
1 post
Carnedd Howell Cairn(s)
53 posts
Carnedd Llewelyn Cairn(s)
4 posts
Carnedd Moel y Ci Cairn(s)
31 posts
Carnedd y Saeson Cairn(s)
47 posts
Carn Fadryn Hillfort
9 posts
Carn March Arthur Natural Rock Feature
26 posts
Carreg y Big (Arthog) Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Castell Odo Hillfort
20 posts
Castell y Gaer (Llangelynin) Hillfort
20 posts
Cefn Caer Euni Circles Ring Cairn
Cefn Coch (Dolbenmaen) Stone Circle (Destroyed)
1 post
Cefn Ddwysarn Camp Hillfort
3 posts
Cefn Graenog Cairn I Cairn(s)
2 posts
Cefn Graenog Cairn II Cairn(s)
30 posts
Cefn Isaf Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
27 posts
Cerrig Arthur Stone Circle
10 posts
1 site
Cerrig y Cledd Standing Stone / Menhir
20 posts
Cist Cerrig Burial Chamber
7 posts
Coed-y-Bedo Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
21 posts
Coed Aber round house Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Coed Creigiau-Cathod Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Coed Croes Cairn(s)
4 posts
Coed y Brain Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Coety Bach Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
28 posts
Cors y Gedol Burial Chamber
13 posts
Craig-y-Dinas Hillfort
17 posts
Craig-y-Llyn (Cadair Idris) Cairn(s)
33 posts
Craig-yr-Aderyn Hillfort
1 post
Craig-y-Waun Hillfort
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Craig Cwmbychan Round Cairn
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Craig Cwm-Silyn Round Cairn
3 posts
Craig yr Aderyn cairn Cairn(s)
30 posts
Craig y Castell Hillfort
1 post
Craig y Castell North Hillfort
36 posts
Craig y Dinas Hillfort
20 posts
Craig y Dinas Cairnfield Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
19 posts
1 site
Cras Cairn(s)
7 posts
Creigiau Gwineu Hillfort
8 posts
Cwm Caseg, Carneddau Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Cwm Croesor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
16 posts
Cwm Ffrydlas, Carneddau Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Cwm Gafr Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Cwm Main Cairn(s)
1 post
Cwm Mawr Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Cwm Mawr Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Cwm Moch Cairn(s)
1 post
Cwm Ystradllwyn Standing Stones
12 posts
Dinas [Beddgelert] Hillfort
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Dinas Dinlle Cliff Fort
7 posts
Dinas Dinorwig Hillfort
34 posts
Dinas Emrys Hillfort
7 posts
Dinas Oleu Hillfort
7 posts
Dinas, Porth Iago Promontory Fort
16 posts
Dinas Ty-Du Hillfort
5 posts
Dinas (Y Felinheli) Promontory Fort
6 posts
Dolddeuli Standing Stone / Menhir
45 posts
Drosgl Cairns Cairn(s)
4 posts
Drosgl (Northern slopes) Cairn(s)
5 posts
Drws-y-Coed Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
71 posts
Dyffryn Ardudwy Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
48 posts
Dyffryn Mymbyr Stone Circle
22 posts
Eglwys Gwyddelod Ring Cairn
13 posts
Fach-Goch Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Ffridd Bryn Dinas Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
10 posts
Ffridd Newydd Stone Circle
2 posts
Foel Caethle Hillfort
14 posts
Foel Cwm-Sian Lwyd Cairn(s)
15 posts
Foel Dduarth Enclosure
11 posts
Foel Dduarth (west) Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
16 posts
Foel Faner Hillfort
5 posts
Foel Llanfendigaid Hillfort
14 posts
Foel Offrwm, Lower Settlement Hillfort
5 posts
Foel y Geifr Cairn(s)
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Fortified hut settlement above Rachub Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Gamallt Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Garnedd Fach, Y Carneddau Round Cairn
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Garnedd Goch Round Cairn
9 posts
Garnedd Uchaf Cairn(s)
12 posts
Garnedd Wen Round Cairn
30 posts
Garn Bentyrch Hillfort
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Garn Boduan Hillfort
3 posts
Garn Saethon Hillfort
17 posts
Garth Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Gelli Ffrydiau Hillfort
1 post
Glynllifon Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Goleuwern Round Cairn
6 posts
Graeanog Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
16 posts
Gwastadgoed Standing Stones
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Gwastadgoed cairns Cairn(s)
34 posts
Gwern Einion Burial Chamber
6 posts
Gwern Einion stone Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Gyrn Ddu Cairn(s)
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Gyrn Ddu cairn Cairn(s)
8 posts
Hafodlas Cairn Circle Cairn circle
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Hafotty-Fach Cairns Cairn(s)
12 posts
Hafotty-Fach Stones Standing Stones
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Harlech Circle Kerbed Cairn
4 posts
8 sites
Harlech Standing Stones Standing Stones
11 posts
Hengwm Ring Cairn Ring Cairn
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Iwerddon Cairn(s)
17 posts
Llanbedr Church Stone Carving
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Llanbedr Stones Standing Stones
5 posts
Llandegai Cursus Cursus (Destroyed)
1 post
Llanfair Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Llangwnnadl Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llawllech Cairn(s)
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Llecheiddior Stone Circle
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Llecheiddior Cairns Cairn(s)
19 posts
Llech-y-Doll Burial Chamber
21 posts
Llech Idris Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Llwyndyrys Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llyn Conwy Cairn(s)
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Llyn Eiddew-Bach Stone Circle
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Llyn Eiddew-Bach Kerbed Cairn
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Llyn Eiddew-Bach Round Cairns Cairn(s)
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Llyn Gafr Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
4 posts
Llyn Llagi Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Llyn Stwlan, Moelwyns Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Llyn yr Adar Cist
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Maen du'r Arddu Natural Rock Feature
10 posts
Maen Llwyd (Bronaber) Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Maen Llwyd (Plas Newydd) Standing Stone / Menhir
22 posts
Maen Melyn Standing Stone / Menhir
16 posts
Maen Twrog Standing Stone / Menhir
19 posts
Maes y Caerau Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
Maes y Gaer Hillfort
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Meuryn Isaf Kerbed Cairn
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Moelfre, Y Rhinogydd Round Cairn
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Moel Eilio Cairn(s)
11 posts
Moel Faban Arrow Stone Carving
26 posts
2 sites
Moel Faban, Carneddau Cairn(s)
25 posts
Moel Goedog Hillfort
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Moel Goedog East Ring Cairn
24 posts
Moel Goedog West Ring Cairn
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Moel Gwynus Standing Stone / Menhir
50 posts
Moel Hebog Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
41 posts
Moel Offrwm Hillfort
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Moel Wnion Cairn(s)
26 posts
Moel yr Eglwys Cairn(s)
5 posts
Moel yr Ogof Round Cairn
7 posts
Moel y Garnedd, Gwastadros Cairn(s)
6 posts
Moel y Geifr Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
24 posts
Moel y Gest Hillfort
6 posts
Morfa Abererch Standing Stone / Menhir
36 posts
Mynydd Carnguwch Round Barrow(s)
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Mynydd Clywedog Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Mynydd Du Settlement, Carnedd Dafydd Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
16 posts
Mynydd Graig Goch Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Mawr Round Cairn
3 posts
Mynydd Mawr (Aberdaron) Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Mynydd Moel, Cadair Idris Cairn(s)
9 posts
Mynydd Pentre Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Rhiw Ancient Mine / Quarry
15 posts
Mynydd Rhiw Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
13 posts
Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd Burial Chamber
12 posts
Mynydd y Llyn Round Cairn
11 posts
Nant-y-Llys Long Cairn
6 posts
Nant Gwrtheyrn Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
1 site
Pandy Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Pant Clyd Cairn(s)
5 posts
Pant Ifan Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Parciau Gleison Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Parc Gelli Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
50 posts
Pared-y-Cefn-Hir Hillfort
6 posts
Pared Mawr Cliff Fort
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Penarth Chambered Tomb
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Penbryn Mawr Standing Stone / Menhir
36 posts
Penllech Coetan Arthur Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
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Pentre Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Pen-y-Bwlch Enclosure
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Pen-y-Dinas Hillfort
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Pen-y-Gaer (Aberglaslyn) Hillfort
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Pen-Y-Gaer and Nant Castell Hillfort
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Pen-y-Gaer (Bethesda) Hillfort
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Pen-Y-Gaer (Llanaelhaearn) Hillfort
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Pen-y-Garreg Hillfort
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Pen-y-Gelli Cairn(s)
9 posts
Pen-y-Gwryd (Cairn SE of) Round Cairn
Pen-y-Stryda Stone Circle
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Pen Dinas camp Hillfort
6 posts
Plas Cregennen Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Pont Scethin, Double cairn Cairn(s)
21 posts
Pont Scethin standing stones Standing Stones
2 posts
Rhiw Goch Stone Natural Rock Feature
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Settlement north of Cwm Dyli power station Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Sling Burial Chamber
9 posts
Tal-y-Llyn
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Tal y Garreg and Llechlwyd Hillfort
30 posts
Tan-y-Muriau Chambered Cairn
18 posts
Tarrenhendre Round Cairn
7 posts
Tir-Bach Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tir Gwyn 1 (North) Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Tir Gwyn 2 (south) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort
29 posts
Trum Gelli Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Trum y Ddysgl Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
12 posts
Trwyn Porth Dinllaen Promontory Fort
14 posts
Twll Pant-hiriol Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Tyddyn Mawr Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Waen Bant Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Waun Fach Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
22 posts
Waun Hir Ring Cairn
26 posts
Waun Oer Stone Row / Alignment
6 posts
Yr Aelgerth Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
27 posts
Yr Eifl Round Cairn
47 posts
Yr Wyddfa Cairn(s) (Destroyed)
29 posts
Ystumcegid Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
10 posts
Y Ffor Burial Chamber
8 posts
Y Ffor Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Y Foel Hillfort
20 posts
Y Foel Cairns Cairn(s)
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Y Garn, Nantlle Ridge Cairn(s)
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Y Gyrn Cairn(s)
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Afon Anafon Arrow Stone Carving
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Criccieth Hillfort
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Croes Faen
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Ffridd Fedw Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Ffridd y Beudail Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Kenric's Stone and Llanelltyd Church Christianised Site
11 posts
Llyn Ogwen Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Madryn Castle Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
11 posts
Parc Bach Burial Chamber
1 post
Pont Scethin mounds Artificial Mound
34 posts
Sarn Meyllteyrn Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
St Cadfan's churchyard, Tywyn Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Trefllys Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Ty'n-llywyn Pentir Standing Stones

News

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Welsh storms expose Stone Age landscape


Video published on the BBC News web site on 23rd January 2014:
Winter storms which battered the coast of Wales have exposed previously hidden traces of the area's Stone Age landscape.

A four mile stretch of coastline near Tywyn on the west coast of Wales was so altered by the sea that it was pushed back 50 feet (15 metres)... continues...
Kammer Posted by Kammer
23rd January 2014ce
Edited 23rd January 2014ce

Legendary Welsh lake to be bought for the nation


National Trust has raised £1m to buy a farm encompassing a lake considered one of the most beautiful and emblematic in Wales.

There were concerns that Llyn Dinas in Snowdonia and its shoreline could be turned into a water sports centre if it were not saved for the nation... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th November 2011ce

Tyddyn Pandy Archaeological Find


A friend of mine was telling me about this the other day. Apparently they have now moved the proposed building site for the school and archaeological digs are on-going Caernarfon

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faerygirl Posted by faerygirl
11th June 2010ce
Edited 11th June 2010ce

Remains Could Lie Under Proposed Building in Wales


Experts believe important prehistoric remains could lie under a proposed international sheepdog centre near Bala, in North Wales. Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service stepped in after realising there is a prehistoric and Roman site close by... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
16th December 2003ce
Edited 19th March 2007ce

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Snowdonia Summit Cairns


Fantastic catalogue of Snowdonia summit cairns. Click the numbers on the map and links take you to detailed plans of the cairns.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd August 2011ce

Gwynedd Sites and Monuments Record


Address and contact details for this service.
IronMan Posted by IronMan
2nd May 2002ce
Edited 7th April 2013ce

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Garn Boduan (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

I've wanted to come here to Garn Boduan for so long that I cant tell how long I've been waiting, nor do I know how I first learned about it, it seems like we've been waiting for ever to get to meet each other, and when we met (it was murder) the pleasure was all mine, seeing as Garn Boduan is an inanimate object, not alive, or is it. No its not, or is it.

This is the third peak of the day and not the last, and to tell you honestly i'm really quite crackered, things just aint what they used to be. I parked on the B4354 where I presume Gladman did, and started the long walk, hopefully there would be no explosion at the end, unless it's an explosion of enlightenment.
Despite my exhaustion the walk up the switchback path wasn't unpleasant, the trees are nice, the views are nice and the weather is still uncharacteristically nice.
Eventually I reach the fort, my first sight of the forts entrance brought a cry of relief from me, "that's an entrance" I gasped, just as a bloke and his son emerged from god knows where, I presume they didn't hear me and nod sagely as I pass them. I'm in the fort.

Once through the entrance I'm confronted with a superabundance of large hut circles, but I turn my back on them all momentarily and continue up the hill, there's a "Citadel" at the top of the hill and that is where I shall start my exploration of the fort. En route to the citadel a couple with a barking dog barr my way, the dog is barking at me of course, I must ooze postie from every pore by now, but I do what I must and I stride through the heather to confront my noisy assailant, why do some people seem to have no control over their animals, they never told it to shut up once, I still smile at them as I pass, but shoot the dog an unsympathetic glare.
They tell me its windy up there, talk about superfluous information.
When I hear the word citadel, I cant help thinking of The Lord of the rings, Minas Tirith mostly. But here on Garn Boduan a citadel apparently is nowt more than a broken wall on top of a hill, no knights, no ale quaffing, and no needy princess, lots of wind though.
I'm not disappointed though, far from it, sat out of the wind in what I presume is a walkers shelter built into one end of the wall, I've got a good view of the Rivals and my sexy hill, and much more besides. After a good long rest I get my camera out and set to having a good look round the cit, nope I cant do it, it's just the top of the hill, ok, so I'm looking round the top of the hill and it's a bit confusing really. The top of the hill isn't a big place, at either end of the hilltop is a pile of rubble with scooped out interiors and inbetween them a wall, the wall is still very together and good looking in places. The piles of rubble could be cairns, I hear, and that kind of makes sense, but why have a wall join them, confusing.
From on top, I should be able to see lots hut circles all round me, the information board has them all over the place, but the heather is quite high, and though the huts are without doubt there theyre walls are all quite low, unlike those at Tre'r Ceiri.

So I start the walk back to the south west corner of the fort where all the visible hut circles are. On route another dog starts barking at me, I shall call him Barky, Barky the stupid dog, his mistress to be fair told him to stop it and shut up but he refused and barked at me constantly, I sat and watched and waited for them to go, here theres a cliff type thing where you can stand above the hut circles and take them all in, they do look really good, one of them has walls five times higher than the rest, Im guessing, but I think this one is the one folk sit and eat butties out of the wind in or someone likes to do a spot of wild camping in, i'll just build that wall up a little bit.
Even here though on the lowest terraces only those huts in the south end of the fort are visible, why cant we see more? has there been some clearing or restoration work done.
Passing by several well defined but low circles I get to the wall, but it's too overgrown to have the prescribed circuit of the fort,
so I concentrate on the houses.
They're walls are not as tall as those at Tre'r Ceiri, but better than those at Carn Fadryn, so the middle fort has the middle best hut circles, if that makes any sense at all, I congratulate you.
Then lastly it's back to the entrance, there is now nobody round to bark at me or overhear me talking to myself, so I have a good look round, I try and follow the wall through the trees round the corner, but it's all too dense, so I sit for a while on the entrance, it's all very well defined and the stonework is good, and that's about it, how much can one say about a long big pile of stones with a gap in it, it's old and it looks good, and i'm betting much much more, if you reeeally try.
That's it for round here now, it's time for a long drive down near Barmouth for the last fort of the day, I'm not sure I have the energy or the time but I'm going for it anyway.
postman Posted by postman
27th March 2017ce

Bryn Castell (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

This is not the best hill fort in North Wales, it's not even the best hill fort within site of Cader Idris, bit it is a North Walean hill fort within site of Cader Idris and that alone gets it on to my list.
Leaving Barmouth east alongside the Mawddach estuary on the A496, turn left at Bontddu, and follow this road all the way, one gate has to be opened and shut, a large parking place soon presents itself, avail yourself of it's services, and walk. It's a gentle up hill walk for about a half mile, the fort is soon in view.
It's only a small settlement, large enough for a single house with family, but they still felt the need to build a large wall round it. Perhaps the other fort across the river had some impact on them.
The highest point of this little fort has a large pile of rubble on it, I don't know what it is or was, I like to think it is the site of the house, surely it must be.
The stone rubble that was the wall round it does not now go all the way round it, on the west side it's all grassed over, to the extent that I could not discern an entrance to the site.

It was the mountain view that drew me here, and had the sky remained the same all day it would have been a fine view. But sadly the day has turned, the mountains hidden in cloud and now i'm being snowed on, so it must be time to go, but not before I up my thumbs to the Mawddach estuary and Pared-y-Cefn-Hir hill fort across the way, always great in any weather.
postman Posted by postman
26th March 2017ce

Bryn Castell (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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26th March 2017ce

Garn Boduan (Hillfort) — Images

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