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Aran Fawddwy

Round Cairn

Aran Fawddwy (Round Cairn) by GLADMAN Looking down upon the source of the Afon Dyfi (River Dovey) from the summit... yet again we have a Bronze Age burial deliberately placed overlooking a river source. Whether the juxtaposition of life source/final resting place was intentional we will of course never know. I believe so, possibly developing into the full blown water cults of the Iron Age.
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
16th August 2010ce
Edited 16th August 2010ce
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Comments (4)

Wow! What a stunner. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th August 2010ce
Yes, looks like it was taken from the air. Wow ! taryn torhill Posted by taryn torhill
16th August 2010ce
Thanks both... This is Mid Wales SC... albeit upper Mid Wales. Your kind of territory, I'd have thought? And of course a little south is the great Pumlumon massif which is the source of three - count 'em - rivers including the Severn and Wye. Also happens to be perhaps the most seriously be-cairned range in Britain.. Coincidence? Pumlumon would be well worth a visit for a serious Citizen Cairned like yourself. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
16th August 2010ce
Well, it was when I was younger (grew up a few miles east of the Welsh border). It's an area I'm not really familiar with, but would very much like to be. As we inch along Offa's Dyke path over the next [x] years, I hope to discover more, but this is a wee bit further into the wilds. It's definitely on some kind of notional list if I had one. Another little desire is to walk along the Wye from source to sea one day. Not enough time!!! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17th August 2010ce
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