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Carreg Leidr

Standing Stone / Menhir


Visited 11.9.12

It was a bright and warm late summer’s evening, with white fluffy clouds – ideal weather for a spot of ‘old stoning’.

We parked in a passing place on the minor road off the B5112 – a very quiet road.

You can’t see the stone from the road and I had to find a suitable gap in the hedge.
This I did and then needed to navigate my way over a barbed wire fence.

The field was full of sheep and cows and it didn’t take long to spot the stone.
The stone is approximately 5ft tall x 2ft wide.
It is quite colourful with white, green and yellow lichen on its surface.
The stone has clearly been used as a rubbing post for many years and has been worn smooth.
It is a gnarled old thing and reminded me a lot of the Rollright stones.

Good views of Snowdonia in the distance.
Well worth seeking out.
Posted by CARL
21st September 2012ce

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