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Bryn Celli Ddu (Chambered Cairn) — Miscellaneous

Whilst browsing round a second hand book store on the city walls of Chester, we found a book published in 1975 which showed a picture of Bryn Celli Ddu with the original outer stone in situ. This beautiful stone is hugely important to Bryn Celli Ddu.
We feel that the "stone" replica in its place absolutely takes away from this wonderful monument. Its whiteness grates with the rest of the site. Why is the original languishing in a museum in Cardiff where it is completely detached from its origins and therefore meaningless?
Wouldn't it be great if, within our lifetime, we could see the stone returned to its proper home.

Rhos y Beddau (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

We got some directions from the pub owner at the bottom of the waterfall, so we set off on what proved to be the hardest climb we have ever done. We had already walked to the Moel-ty-Uchaf site earlier in the day and thought it would be a perfect way to round off our day. We set off up the mountain, which in a book by A. Burl described as being 'sherpa like' (he was right) we then walked across moors, over bogs and across the stream and found the circle by chance. It was great and I even reset one of the stones which had been knocked over by a sheep.

As we were leaving we caught sight of the stone row which we traced all the way to the cairn, we now know after reading Burls book on stone rows that there was even more to see and that the row was even longer and also on the other side, alas we ran out of time and light. It would be great if the grass etc could be cut down so that people could really see the site. Set in a dramitic setting, away from the world, this site should really be famous.

Rhos y Beddau (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Tyfos (Kerbed Cairn) — Fieldnotes

We found this site more easily than we thought - the farm name 'Tyfos' is clearly marked. We asked the farmer for permission to go on to the site and he was more than happy for us to do so. Although they can be seen from the road, it is a pleasure to get amongst the stones. The circle is set on a raised mound & although most of the stones have been pushed or fallen over, it is still a wonderful site. Look out for the outlier in the hedge of the farmer's garden.

Plas Newydd Burial Chamber (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

We visited Plas Newydd this weekend, only to be met by an obstrucive, nay obnoxious, National Trust representative.
Not only is it £3.00 for the archaeological tour - (only on certain dates!) you must ALSO pay the usual admission fee to the grounds. This will amount to £5.60 each.

The NT rep suggested we write and ask permission from Lord Anglesey if we really want access to the two sites on his land. I think we will. Watch this space.

The Longstone of Mottistone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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