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Mynydd Carningli

Sacred Hill


Carn Ingli is actually an extinct volcano and utterly dominates the landscape around Newport and beyond. Traces of its violent, landscape-sculpting past are evident on the beaches at Parrog and Newport Sands, in the form of dark sand… surely a combination of both the fine weathering of the local slate and from lava floes?

On it there are hut circles, enclosures and relics left by our ancestors, now only inhabited by sheep.

Carn Ingli looms over the Nevern river estuary from perhaps where the bluestones of Stonehenge were once floated down towards the sea on their journey to Wiltshire?
Jane Posted by Jane
31st May 2003ce
Edited 4th May 2004ce

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