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Drosgl (Northern slopes)


<b>Drosgl (Northern slopes)</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (18.4.2013)
Nearest Town:Bethesda (4km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SH662687 / Sheet: 115
Latitude:53° 11' 53.34" N
Longitude:   4° 0' 11.6" W

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At length we head off the rocks, descending steeply to the west. We round the eastern slopes of Drosgl this time, passing a strange little shelter sculpted into the hillside, before carrying on round to the north, heading towards Moel Wnion. Our route crosses the small stream that, a couple of miles north, turns into the roaring water elemental at Aber Falls.

Passing a little sheepfold and weirdly splayed dead sheep (presumably a victim of the late snows), Postie spots something – “Is that a cairn?” And so it is, a little modern marker surmounting the larger circular footprint of what looks undoubtedly like an ancient one. [Coflein obligingly confirms.] Despite its position down the slopes, the cairn enjoys excellent views, particularly of Llwytmor and Bera Mawr. A fine addition to the monuments on this mountain, certainly.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21st April 2013ce
Edited 21st April 2013ce