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Bryn-Poeth-Uchaf North

Ring Cairn


North west of Cerrig Cynant stone circle is the last of this hillsides ancient delights, another ring cairn. Coflein gives the same name to both ring cairns, Bryn Poeth Uchaf (or Isaf) but calls one a cairn and the other a ring cairn, this is apparently the ring cairn, but they both are really. Aren't they?
The ring cairn is not on top of the hill, it's positioning when compared with it's sibling over there is more normal. Perhaps it was meant to be seen from the south by the farm house maybe. The ring is mostly just lumpy ground surface, I had to circle it entirely to make sure it was what we were looking for, and discovered it to be much more together at it's southern end, I guess that's what you'd expect if that was the direction from which you were looking up the hill.
That horrid reedy grass has taken over the inside of the circle but amid all this precious wild life habitat I saw a bigger stone perhaps a foot and a half long ???
So that was that, it took three years but I had to see it, I had to get there, you know, I just had to. The day was now drawing to an end, the sun was low and by the time we got back to Carreg Garn Fawr it was most definitely home time.
Sciatic leg saw to it that the drive was nothing short of torture, the prices we pay sometimes far exceed money.
postman Posted by postman
11th March 2014ce

Comments (2)

Grand day out, well done finding this last one, would have been frustrating to have missed it. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11th March 2014ce
Well it always helps to be looking in the right place, instead of say, further up the hill.
A grand day out indeed.
postman Posted by postman
12th March 2014ce
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