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<b>South Wales</b>Posted by RhiannonImage © John Ward (1920)
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<b>South Wales</b>Posted by Rhiannon

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Travelling upon the South Walian uplands can inspire... stimulate introspective analysis of what it really means to live in 21st Century Britain... or provide context for a pre-existing world view. Guess it is a personal journey which is nigh on impossible to relate to others with the necessary emphasis without sounding trite. Photography has been my chosen medium to make the attempt, for better or worse. However I wanted to share the Mam C's short verse, something which, in my opinion, transcends the perhaps not so 'all seeing' view of the optical lens:

PLACE

For My Brother

The souls of the shoes
That have slipped here before
The cut of the water
Through hill side and more
The March of the winds
Up the blind alleys veil
The history that's shouting
"Do you understand now?"
Straight, solitary but never alone
The heaviest of platforms
That hide the blue bone
A continuum in the Crows
Defiant merry go round
Please understand this
It's our common ground.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
1st November 2015ce
Edited 1st November 2015ce

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St Lythans Burial Chamber


Short film I made of the wonderful St Lythans .......
Easy to find.......detailed on most road atlases or follow juilans directions in TMA
David Milner Posted by David Milner
29th July 2012ce

Archaeoastronomy in South Wales


The archaeoastronomy of six stone rows, one avenue and two stone pairs are located within the South Wales region comprising Glamorgan, Gwent (Monmouthshire) and Brecknockshire (south Powys).
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
15th July 2005ce

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Maen Ceti (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Maen Ceti</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
19th March 2020ce

Maen Ceti (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

16/03/2020 – It had been a really good day out so far. The walk over from Rhossili is nice and soon it was time to catch the bus back at Penmaen. Just Cefn Bryn to go. Reaching Reynoldston trigpoint I was tired. We were in two minds as to whether to bother with Arthur’s Stone, it’s a little way off. I could see the cairn in the distance though. After a stop at the trig we decided to make one last detour and head for the stones. I didn’t know much about them so wasn’t expecting much. First Cefn Bryn Great Cairn which is lovely with a fine placement and very good vantage point. Next we walked over to Maen Ceti. Wow with a cherry on top, to think I nearly passed this one by! It’s just fantastic. The big stone is a bit of a monster, great space underneath. The cairn looked lower than the surrounding ground. Wonder if they dug down to get under the big stone instead of trying to lift it up? This site is really a must visit, guessing the area gets pretty busy in the summer months with a car park nearby. The site turned out to be the last of our trip south. On the bus back we heard that it was time for non-essential travel to stop. Time to cut short our trip and the next day we headed back home to Aberdeenshire. Long way to come for a couple of days but this big stone made up for it – top site. thelonious Posted by thelonious
19th March 2020ce

Cefn Bryn Great Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Cefn Bryn Great Cairn</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
19th March 2020ce

Llanmadoc Hill (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

16/03/2020 – It’s a fine walk over Llanmadoc Hill from Llangennith to Llanmadoc. Not a big hill but you really feel away from it all. Lots of cairns on this one. Cairn XII just before you get to the Bulwark is very good. I was really taken with it and a great place to sit and admire the scenery. Worth mentioning the lovely Llanmadoc community shop at the foot of the hill as well. Good place for a coffee and slice of cake. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th March 2020ce

Llanmadoc Hill (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

<b>Llanmadoc Hill</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th March 2020ce

Sweyne Howes (north) (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>Sweyne Howes (north)</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Sweyne Howes (north)</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Sweyne Howes (north)</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th March 2020ce

Sweyne Howes (north) (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

16/03/2020 – A day of blue skies, big stones and good walking in a fine landscape. I've always wanted to visit the Gower. Bus from Swansea to Rhossili in the morning for a walk over 3 hills, Rhossili Down, Llanmadoc Hill and finally Cefn Bryn to drop down to catch the bus back from Penmaen. I knew the area was full of old stones but with a longish walk ahead we decided to not deviate from our route too much to look at stuff. Just go with the flow and if we happen to come across things great, if not there was always next time. The walk and views were more than enough.

Heading up to the Beacon with its wonderful views, we carried on along Rhossili Down. My decision to not leave the track went straight out the window as soon as I saw Sweyne Howes down below. They looked too good to pass by so off we went. First Sweyen Howes south then on to the north one. Both in the very good category, North is probably more a wow than a very good.

Wished we had more time here, Rhossili Down is not a hill to be rushed. Always hard when you live a long way away and you only have a day at a place. Tricky to try and not do too much. If you haven’t been here (I see plenty of TMAers have) please go, pick a sunny day, the area has a bit of everything.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th March 2020ce

Sweyne Howes (south) (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>Sweyne Howes (south)</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th March 2020ce
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