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Y Garnedd (Y Moelwynion) (Ring Cairn)

Y Garnedd (Y Moelwynion)

The Cairn upon The Cairn... or something like that

Nant yr Olchfa (Cairn(s))

Nant yr Olchfa Cairn

Stumbled upon at the second attempt...

Cairn, South of Ffridd Lwyd, Y Rhinogydd (Round Cairn)

Ffridd Lwyd - or thereabouts - Northern Rhinogydd

A rather fine Bronze Age cairn with surviving cist...

Carnedd Pen y Borth Goch (Round Cairn)

The great Carnedd Pen y Borth Goch, Drum

Highlighting a lack of 'horse power' during an ascent of Drum via Pen y Castell, Easter 2022..

Dunraven (Cliff Fort)

Dunraven Cliff Fort, near Ogmore-by-Sea, Vale of Glamorgan - Part 2

Part 2.... Careful now x 2

Dunraven Cliff Fort, near Ogmore-on-Sea, Vale of Glamorgan - Part 1

Taking a wander upon the great cliff fort. Careful now.

Carnau Gwynion (Cairn(s))

The Carnau Gwynion, near Ystradfellte..

Everything's alright at the not-too-pearly 'White Cairns'.

Graig Fawr (West) Enclosure (Hillfort)

Graig Fawr (Summit Enclosure), near Pontardulais

I wandered lonely in a cloud...

Plas-y-gors (Round Cairn)

Plas-y-gors, Fforest Fawr

The Bronze Age cairn near Plas-y-gors, Fforest Fawr, Powys

Graig-ddu, Black Mountains (Round Cairn)

'Chillin' upon Graig-ddu, Black Mountains. Literally.

Not located upon my first visit here, the excuse to return was gratifying. If at first, you don't succeed, Mr Kidd...

Gelli-Nedd (Hillfort)

Gelli-nedd Hillfort, near Ystradfellte, Powys

A circuit - I would say 'walk', but rather more of a 'stumble' owing to the surface rock outcrops - of this fine, compact hillfort.

Ysgubor-Wen (Cairn(s))

Ysgubor-wen, Ystradfellte

Main cairn of the (apparent) trio near Ysgubor-wen, north-west of Ystradfellte.

Carn-Ddu (Cairn(s))

Carn-ddu, Brecon Beacons

Getting away from it all for a while at the Black Cairn, upon the southern slopes of The Brecon Beacons.

Ergyd Isaf (Round Barrow(s))

Ergyd Isaf, overlooking Port Talbot

A very windy interlude upon Mynydd Brombil..

Gaer Hill (Hillfort)

Gaer Hill, Near Chepstow.

An extensive bi-vallate enclosure with grandstand views of the Severn Estuary.

Black Cliff (Hillfort)

Black Cliff Promontory Fort

Set above the looping Wye, this is but one of a number of far less obvious precursors to the magnificent Chepstow Castle...

Graig Fawr (Chambered Tomb)

Graig Fawr Chambered Tomb

Funny what turns up within South Walian clouds every now and again... if you're lucky.

Carn Ricet (Cairn(s))

Elenydd Mysteries - Carn Ricet

Investigations at Carn Ricet by CARAD Rhayader

Danbury (Hillfort)

Danbury Camp, Essex

A trip to Danbury.... not much left, but there you are.

Carn Wen, Garth (Llanwrthwl) (Round Cairn)

Carn Wen (Garth)

Anyone know the Welsh for 'battleship grey'?
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Hi, I'm Robert ... with a passion for attempting to understand the lives of the pioneering prehistoric inhabitants of these British Isles, seeking out the remains they left behind in order to ask myself "why here ... why did it matter so... why such commitment?".. Needless to say, I'm still pondering such intangibles. Just as an empty house appears to retain echoes of past humanity... so does the stone circle, the chambered cairn, the long barrow and the mountain top funerary cairn. Visiting them, I think, helps engender a certain 'connection' with this land of ours, with ourselves - our past, our present and our future; a reference point for those of us perhaps struggling to make sense of this so-called 'computer world' Kraftwerk warned us was a'coming in 1981.... danke, mein herren.

Should my amateur posts prove an inspiration for others to venture into the Great Outdoors... please bear in mind the hills and mountains of these Isles are unpredictable, potentially dangerous places. Ensure you have map/compass/waterproofs... and know how to use them, even in high summer. Weather conditions can change bewilderingly quickly, so don't get caught out. Unlike some, I prefer to engage with landowners wherever possible. Being a cartoon 'class warrior' - such as Monbiot - might be jolly good fun for the frustrated 'rebel'... but not for those who follow in their footsteps. I find requests for access are rarely declined.

George Orwell - 'The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.'

Martin Gore - 'Like a pawn
On the eternal board
Who’s never quite sure
What he’s moved towards
I walk blindly on'...

Truman Capote - 'Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.'

Oscar Wilde - 'The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.'

John Lydon - 'It is a reward to be chastised by the ignorant.'

Winston Churchill - '“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

Ultravox - 'Taking shelter by the standing stones
Miles from all that moves....'

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