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Cwalca Cairnfield



An excellent and unexpected gem of a site. Visited 1.5.2010 on a walk between Garn Caws and Carreg Waun Llech. There are two cairns shown on the OS map, which, approached from the west appear prominently on a local ridge, with the dramatic backdrop of the Black Mountains behind.

The two cairns themselves are in decent condition, although the fact that the north-eastern one is a small ring cairn is obscured by the stones piled in its centre.

The unexpected treat comes to the east, where the OS map shows nothing. In fact there are a huge number of small cairns (I counted over 20, but Coflein indicates that there are over 40). As I hadn't researched the site before coming, I knew nothing about these. They are small, presumably clearance cairns, but nevertheless possibly still Bronze Age and contemporary with the two larger monuments at the west. They sit on a NE facing shelf, under which sit the lovely Carreg Waun Llech standing stone. The stone is not visible from the cairn field, nor can the cairns be seen from the stone.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15th May 2010ce
Edited 9th April 2020ce

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