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Cerrig Bwlch y fedw

Stone Circle


This stone circle is less than a mile from the well known Moel ty uchaf, it's not marked on any maps, nor is it in any of Burls books, but it is on the now god like Coflein, it is to me an amazing thing, that anyone with time and persistance
can find something that isnt generally known, any bump any wrinkle in the landscape can be identified through the magic of Coflein. Really can't enthuse about it enough.

From Moel ty Uchaf turn and look up at the mountains, the path you partly used to get here carries on up the hill past a deforested conifer plantation, and then dissapears over the brow of the hill, if you dont have a personal transporter, youll have to walk there, I had a bike.
When the footpath goes through a gate with a stream running through it, either follow the path up the hill to Moel Pearce standing stone which is now visible as a white almost shining beacon on the hillside. Or turn right into the long boggy grass, with a fence on your right follow it up the gentle hill untill you see the stones on your left, four out of five stones still stand higher than the grass, but only just.

Coflein suggests a stone circle of six metres north to south, containing maybe eight stones, none more than a metre tall, only five stones now remain, one small stone has fallen, but its so tiny as to appear as a modern intrusion. The other four are, I thought quite impressive, after a bit of gardening, you know just pulling out all the old dead grass, making the stones more visible for photography and any subsequent visitors (smiles to him self wryly), and trying to find any other fallen stones, the man made drainage channel that hideiously bisects the circle
is said to have fallen stones in it but the channel has severely shrunk since cofleins last visit so the stones may now be under the squelchy ground, this place really should be looked after, if it was all neat and easier to see it might lose something, but would gain the same visiting rights as Tyfos and Moel ty uchaf.
The next time your at the latter do make the effort I beleive it is worth it
postman Posted by postman
13th April 2011ce
Edited 22nd April 2011ce

Comments (1)

I'm convinced! Looks like you had brilliant weather for this trip, not like the mist we had in Jan at Moel ty Uchaf. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13th April 2011ce
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