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Tal-y-Braich Cairn


<b>Tal-y-Braich Cairn</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
Nearest Town:Llanrwst (10km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SH705607 / Sheet: 115
Latitude:53° 7' 38.42" N
Longitude:   3° 56' 8.32" W

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It's a real long walk from the road with wet feet a given, trying to stay on the path was impossible, and after a long detour around the weir I eventually spotted the standing stone .....and the cairn, whilst definatly smaller than it's discription, is identifiable. Magnificent views of Tryfan and surrounding mountains. postman Posted by postman
14th March 2008ce


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Alongside Taly-y-Braich Cairn is a standing stone, thought by some to be the possible remains of a stone circle that encompassed the cairn. Coflein describes the two sites (listed seperately):
Burial cairn, probably Bronze Age, on the lower south-west facing slopes of Cwm Tal-y-braich. Circular stone built cairn, measuring c. 9m in diameter and up to 0.6m in height. Has been disturbed in the past, with a small hollow visible in its centre.
Standing stone measuring 0.9m in height by 0.75m in width and 0.35m in thickness. The stone leans towards the west - may be the sole surviving upright of a stone circle originally surrounding the cairn (NPRN 302997), though positions of the possible remaining stones not conclusive.
The eight figure grid reference given for the cairn is SH70526080.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
6th March 2006ce
Edited 6th March 2006ce