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Nant Geifaes (Round Barrow(s))

Nant Geifaes round cairn, west of Pumlumon

Bit wet, but there you are...

Moel Faban Settlement (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Moel Faban Settlement

So much going on here, to be fair.

King's Wood (Round Barrow(s))

King's Wood 'Mound'...

A quick look at the 'Mound' at TR034502 in passing...

Cader Berwyn cairn II (Cairn(s))

Drone footage of the wondrous Berwyns

I don't own a drone - probably a good thing, since no doubt I'd crash it first attempt. So best leave it to others, such as Scott Davies...

Callanish (Standing Stones)

Drone footage by Scott Davies

Found this while surfing online - as you do. Talented man with very little recognition. Always the way, right?

Turners Hill (Round Barrow(s))

Turners Hill Triple Bell Barrow

Pretty rare, apparently...

Julliberrie's Grave (Long Barrow)

Julliberrie's Grave

It's up there somewhere - honest.

Fan (Nantcwnlle) (Round Cairn)

Fan Round Barrow Excavation 2010–11

Report of "The excavation of Fan round barrow, near Talsarn, Ceredigion, 2010–11" within ARCHAEOLOGIA CAMBRENSIS Volume 162

Fan Round Cairn (Nantcwnlle)

Should you go, I reckon it's pretty much odds on you'll leave a fan of Fan, so to speak...

Tanybryn-Isaf (Trefeurig) (Round Cairn)


OK, not a lot left... but more than enough, methinks

Craig-y-Llyn (Cadair Idris) (Round Cairn)

Twll yr Ogof and Craig-y-Llyn, western Cadair Idris

Searching - unsuccessfully, I might add - for the cairn cited by GAT as existing at SH65141153, I decided to mask my disappointment (and then some!) by carrying on to revisit the great Twll yr Ogof. Rude not to.

Moel y Gadfa (Round Cairn)

Moel y Gadfa

A very obscure Bronze Age cairn between Bwlch-y-Groes and Llyn Efyrnwy, east of the mighty Arans.

Crugiau Rhos-Wen (North West) (Round Barrow(s))

Crugiau Rhos-Wen

Come with me, into the trees.... Yeah, find 'em if you can.

Crug Melyn (Round Cairn)

Crug Melyn, Crug Canol and Mynydd Bach Common, Horeb

Easily by-passed. I'd recommend that, given the opportunity, members tarry awhile...

Buwch a'r Llo and Mynydd March (Standing Stones)

Buwch a'r Llo

Short stop off at this pair of bovine beauties...

Talcen Yr Esgair (Esgair Elan) (Cairn(s))

Talcen Yr Esgair

Minimalist cairn... epic, windswept vibe...

Moel Faban, Carneddau (Megalithic Cemetery)

Moel Faban, Y Carneddau

Faban - u - lous!

Bwlch ym Mhwll-le (Llefn) (Cairn(s))

Bwlch ym Mhwll-le, Y Carneddau

Well worth a primary trip on its own.......

Esgair Gorlan (Round Cairn)

Esgair Gorlan, Western Pumlumon

Nothing upon the map... so making it up as I went along

Nant Gwyn (Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn) (Round Cairn)

Garn Fawr (Nant Gwyn) near Rhandirmwyn

Big Cairn? You're not wrong.
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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. And thanks also to those who picked up their gauntlet and ran with it.

Should my posts provide 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 learn how to use them. It could save your life. Weather conditions can change bewilderingly quickly - even in high summer - so don't get caught out. Please engage with landowners wherever possible... being a cartoon 'class warrior' might be jolly good fun for the narcissistic 'rebel'... but not for those who may choose to follow.

Joni Mitchell - 'Don't it always seem to go; That you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?'

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.” [Perhaps one day people may finally grasp the reality that, for all his many faults, Churchill is the reason we are currently able to proffer personal views today that are not dictated by a totalitarian state.]

Charles Bukowski - “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”

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

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