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Craig yr Aderyn cairn


<b>Craig yr Aderyn cairn</b>Posted by GLADMANImage © Robert Gladstone
Nearest Town:Tywyn (8km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SH64700657 / Sheet: 124
Latitude:52° 38' 22.41" N
Longitude:   3° 59' 59.17" W

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Although well seen from the wondrous hillfort occupying the north-western section of Craig yr Aderyn, since this rather obvious cairn, crowning the crags to the approx south-east, was not marked on my 1:25K OS map I assumed it to be modern, possibly the result of quarrying work. Needless to say I'm glad to report that I was wrong. Not only do the people at Coflein disagree re modernity - suggesting a Bronze Age origin - they also cite a possible further ancient enclosure upon said summit. I quote:

'Large stone cairn constructed of scree, with central robber pit, which lies some 300m south-east of the prominent hillfort of Craig-yr-Aderyn. The cairn sits on a rocky crag at the south-western end of possible stone defended enclosure, with substantial scree-built rampart to north-east. Not investigated on the ground. Discovered during RCAHMW aerial reconnaissance on 17th October 2005, image ref: AP_2005_2283. T. Driver, 5th June 2008'

Good reason to return at some point, I guess.... What a drag. As if the sublime views weren't reason enough?
18th December 2011ce
Edited 18th December 2011ce