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Dyffryn Ardudwy

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


I own a piece of land adjacent to the chambers, a survey has been carried out and a number of anomalies were found, the most mysterious being a 25 metre stone elipse, a 5 metre stone circle within it and and what appears to be an entrance facing the chambers.

There are many other anomalies on the land and the whole area exudes peace and tranquility, you can stand there and watch the sun go down and leave all your worries behind. Our horses love to graze on the land, they seem so at ease with the stones and undulations even if they do trip up from time to time.

We also have five of the largest oak trees in the area growing out of a 'platform' of stones. I'd love to know more about this era but according to archaeologists there is so little information available that the purpose of the remains may forever remain a mystery.

The sad part is the shameful building of the school and the council houses on the land to the west of the chambers, it is also unfortunate that planning consent was given on the land to the north. There was one large enclosure many years ago and this was chopped into smaller parcels when the local authority exercised a compulsory purchase order on the area that now contains the school and the 'affordable housing' we now see ruining the landscape.

I've been thinking about a little information centre so that people can see more of the treasures of the uplands around Dyffryn Ardudwy, would it be of interest to the visitors?
Posted by karmacymru
17th August 2003ce
Edited 25th March 2004ce

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