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Mynydd Llangorse promontory fort

Promontory Fort


Although short, the climb up from the bwlch to this promontory fort is rather steep - emphasising, in the most obviously practical manner, the grand choice of siting its occupiers made. Having said that, it's well worth the effort, since the views towards Llangorse Lake and the Brecon Beacons are superb. The view down Cwm Sorgwm, featuring the small Caeau Enclosure isn't exactly ordinary either.

I don't recall being overly impressed by the defences, although it should be noted that my 2005 visit with the Mam Cymru coincided with the bilberry season - the Mam consequently collecting copious amounts of the fruit to go into her jam - the carpet of plants possibly masking them to some extent.

The expert opinion from Coflein is:

'A bank and ditch, 29m long, cut offa 55m deep promontory defined by vertical rock outcrops to the N and NE and steep slopes tothe W.'

Also note that there is a standing stone south of Mynydd Llangorse summit at SO15782544, above Cwm Shenkin.

For approach details please refer to elderford's field notes for Cockit Hill chambered cairn, which lies on the slopes of Mynydd Troed across the valley:
7th November 2009ce
Edited 7th November 2009ce

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