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Gelligaer Common Cairns

Nearest Town:Rhymney (5km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SO098033 / Sheet: 171
Latitude:51° 43' 14.33" N
Longitude:   3° 18' 21.38" W

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Visited 12.12.10
There are several cairns scattered across Gelligaer Common. One of the best preserved can be found at SO098033. This cairn is about 5 metres across with a large central cist and a capstone about 1 metre square – supported on edge of cist. It was painfully cold in the bitter wind, with snow a couple of inches thick lying all around. Needless to say I didn't hang around too long.

There is also a cairn at SO098031 (which I failed to spot) and further cairns a little North West of the parking area at SO105031 (which I was too cold to look for!)
Posted by CARL
30th December 2010ce