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Darren (Llanafanfawr)

Standing Stones


Follow directions from maen cam. From the top of Fanfed hill you can see a slight something on a hilltop to the northwest, this is Darren(524m).
Keep heading for the something on the hilltop that begins to look like a stone as you get nearer. Its not till your right at the top that you can see its the cairn (called No.2 by Coflein) well , its the recently built hilltop cairn favoured by the aimless hill walkers of Wales. South west or left of cairn2 is cairn1 now only a slight smattering of fist sized stones. Back up the hill twenty metres is the....and I say this with all the jest in the world 'stars of the day'. Two little stones, at least they were easy to find, they seemed to be miniature replicas of big standing stones, I lay down on the grass nose pressed up close to the stone, it could have been ten feet tall.
This was all back at the beginning of june when it was hot, never have I yet been to some stones and wanted to run naked in the hills,but I came really close this time and made do with dunking my head in the river on the way back.
postman Posted by postman
31st July 2009ce
Edited 19th November 2009ce

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