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Bedd Arthur

Stone Row / Alignment


After a trip to Pembroke, I thought I’d take another look at Beddarthur on the way home. It was mid-afternoon and I decided I’d see if it’s possible to take the direct route north from the parking area opposite the gate to Pentrithel. You’ll note from the OS map that the obvious trail to the stones is a dog-leg that skirts the huge hill (Talfynydd) in front of you.

At the parking area, instead of going northwest along the Pony Trail, I hugged the fence at the east for a short distance and took a well-defined northward-bearing track that leads to a rock outcrop (presumably at 130314). To avoid some horses, I’d actually taken a path on the slope above the track that led to the top (but it’s not at all high).

Here, there’s a distinct hollow (where I imagine the water runs off the hill) and a line of rocks in view to the north on the very top of the slope, where the main trail runs a good few hundred metres away (I could see people walking along it).

I cut off northwards along the top of the hollow, following the contour but tending towards the crest of the hill (safe in the knowledge that the main trail was above me) and eventually met the track at the stones below Carnbica.

Two-thirds of the walk is on rough moorland, but it was a doddle walking back. I just wouldn’t try it in the mist or in the dark. As it was, I reached the track below the rock outcrop just before dusk.
Posted by meg-y
13th September 2018ce

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