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Site Site type
Cairn above Ffridd DduRound Cairn
Cairn between Bryn Dinas and Allt GwyddgwionCairn(s)
Cairn TableCairn(s)
Cairn to SW of Hardknott CastleRound Cairn
Caisteal GrugaigBroch
Carn BanStone Fort / Dun
Carn BlorengeRound Cairn
Carn FawrRound Cairn
Carn FflurBarrow / Cairn Cemetery
Carn Glas, AchvraidChambered Cairn
Carn Glas, Badanloch HillKerbed Cairn
Carn GronBarrow / Cairn Cemetery
Carn Gwilym, PumlumonCairn(s)
Carn Liath, KensaleyreChambered Cairn
Carn Liath, KilmuirChambered Cairn
Carn Liath, Strath of KildonanCairn(s)
Carn Liath, StruanmoreChambered Cairn
Carn Nant-y-FfaldCist
Carn PenrhiwllwydogCairn(s)
Carn PicaCairn(s)
Carn RichardChambered Cairn
Carn Wen, ElenyddRound Cairn
Carn Wen, LlanwrthwlRound Cairn
Carn-y-Geifr, Drum DduRound Cairn
Carn-yr-Hyrddod, Mynydd LlangeinwyrCairn(s)
Carnau'r Garreg LasCairn(s)
Carnau, CwmdeuddwrCairn(s)
Carnedd GerrigCairn(s)
Carnedd Lwyd, Tyrrau Mawr (Cadair Idris)Cairn(s)
Carnedd Moel SiabodRound Cairn
Carnedd Pen y Borth GochCairn(s)
Carneddau Hafod WnogCairn(s)
Carrachan Dubh, InchnadamphChambered Cairn
Carreg BicaRound Cairn
CarsegownieRound Cairn
Castell DinasHillfort
Castell RhyfelHillfort
Castell y Gwynt, Y GlyderauNatural Rock Feature
Castle HillHillfort
Castle Howe, Little LangdaleHillfort
Cefn CerrigCairn(s)
Cefn ClawddRound Cairn
Cefn Esgair CarnauBarrow / Cairn Cemetery
Cefn yr YstradCairn(s)
Cerrig Blaencletwr-Fawr (Esgair Foel-ddu)Round Cairn
Chipping Hill CampHillfort
Clowes WoodRound Barrow(s)
Cnoc An DaimhChambered Cairn
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Hi, I'm Robert ... aka Citizen Cairn'd. I've a passion for attempting to understand the lives of the pioneering prehistoric inhabitants of these British Isles, seeking out the remains they left behind in order to ask myself "why here ... why did it matter so... why such commitment?". Needless to say I'm still pondering such intangibles. Just as an empty house appears to retain echoes of past humanity... so does the stone circle, the chambered cairn, the long barrow and the mountain top funerary cairn. Visiting them, I think, helps engender a certain 'connection' with this land of ours, with ourselves - our past, our present and our future; a reference point for those of us perhaps struggling to make sense of this so-called 'computer world' Kraftwerk warned us was a'coming in 1981.... danke, mein herren.

I make no claims for my contributions except to state that I've done my best to relate what I've seen. Yeah, enjoying the moment has always taken precedent. If you like what you see why thank you. But please do your own thing. Think for yourself.

So cheers... to Mr Cope for being his inspirational, annoying, confrontational self, showing that field archaeology can be FUN! - hey, who'd have thought it? my sister (the wondrous Mam Cymru) for using her female 'micro' vision to help me see the detail throughout an ongoing re-exploration of the South Walian uplands, albeit upon dodgy ankles, knees etc... to my own mam for insisting 'young men should have adventures' (that was a while back, now).... and my Dad for unwittingly inspiring a profound love of high places. Oh, and to Aubrey Burl for those pioneering guides BC.... 'Before Cope'.

For what it's worth some of my other inspirational people are:

Charles Darwin (for his humanity... amongst, er, 'other things');

And then, in no particular order:

George Orwell; Michael Collins (things are not often black and white...); Winston Churchill (for all his many profound faults... since without him I would not be here now); Martin L. Gore; Big Steve Chamberlain (sorely missed); Mr Beethoven; Giorgio Moroder; Richard Dawkins; The Pogues (for my North Walian soundtrack); Sophie Scholl (words fail me); W A Mozart (ditto); Michel Faber; Manic Street Preachers (the true spirit and voice of South Wales); Alan Pearlman; Nigel Kennedy; Will Shakespeare; Kraftwerk; Harry Hill; Claudia Brucken; Marc Almond; Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy; Christopher Hitchens; Mulder and Scully; John Le Mesurier .... and anyone who has ever asked 'Why?' - the true legacy of punk. Thank you Mr Lydon.

Oh, last but not least, Gaelic beauty Karen Matheson... the Scottish trips wouldn't have been the same without that voice. 'The call is unspoken, never unheard'.

George Orwell - '...during times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act'....

Truman Capote - 'Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour'.

W E Gladstone - 'Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic'.

William Blake - 'A truth that's told with bad intent; Beats all the lies you can invent'

John Lydon - 'It is a reward to be chastised by the ignorant'.

Christopher Hitchens - 'Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.'

Margaret Thatcher - 'It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.'

Jo Cox - 'We have far more in common than that which divides us'.

Sarah Cracknell - 'I walk the side streets home; even when I'm on my own...'

Winston Churchill - 'KBO'.

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