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Maen Melyn

Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Kidwelly (9km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SN346128 / Sheet: 159
Latitude:51° 47' 19.9" N
Longitude:   4° 23' 54.36" W

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Visited 19.3.14

A short distance east of the village of Llanybri, north of the B4312.

I am pleased to report that I managed to find the stone, although it is easy to see how such a large stone can be missed.

At the crossroads is a small triangular area of rough ground – parking easy. Walk across (west) to the high hedgerow. Follow this hedgerow until you see the stone. At this time of year it was fairly easy but in the summer it would be tricky. You certainly wouldn’t see it if you weren’t specifically looking for it.

The stone is large – about 7 feet high by 3 feet across. The stone is covered in moss and the top section is also covered in ivy. It sits right in the middle of the hedgerow and is next to a tree.
It does a very good job of hiding itself!

I don’t know why this stone is called Maen Melyn (yellow stone) when it looked to me to me to be made of red sandstone?!

This is a cracking stone to seek out and access to it is very easy. Spotting it is the tricky thing!

Well worth the effort.
Posted by CARL
20th March 2014ce

Just a minutes drive east from Llanybri, located in the corner of a T junction. There was loads of room to park the car, so while the wife saw to the dogs I went in search of this seven foot tall stone. Should be easy you'd think but ohhh no those damn welshies have really tried hard to hide these stones and they've had huge success here. So much so that I didnt know what Maen Melyn was, it just said the name on the map and I assumed it was a stone, but couldnt find it so I presumed it was the long mound nearby I even took a picture. It wasnt it, I was so obviously in the right place I couldnt work it out . When I got home I looked on Coflein and they said it was actually in the hedge, so I was right on top which is why these are field notes and not a misc note. Why on earth would you hide it in a hedge, they're not just hedges but an earthern wall with a hedge on top, it may be lost forever, a winter visit may be more rewarding. I cant beleive it was there all along I must have walked past it half a dozen times. postman Posted by postman
1st September 2008ce
Edited 1st September 2008ce