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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.

Bedd y Brenin (Round Cairn)

Bedd y Brenin, Cadair Idris

If one were to get lost between the moon and New York City, guess one could end up here, perhaps? Is that you, Arthur?

Garn Wen (Trefeurig) (Round Cairn)

Garn Wen (Pumlumon)

A greener shade of white, to be fair.

Cerrig Arthur (Stone Circle)

Cerrig Arthur Stone Circle, Y Rhinogydd

Which begs the question... so which one belongs to yer man Arthur?

Mynydd Egryn (Cairn(s))

Mynydd Egryn, Southern Y Rhinogydd

Bit breezy, but so glad I postponed from last year since classic views are to be had here...

Cnwch Mawr (Llanddewi Brefi) (Round Cairn)

Cnwch Mawr, near Llanddewi Brefi

One for the connoisseurs....

Caer Maurice (Hillfort)

Caer Maurice, near Lampeter

Caer Maurice... or Caer Cadwgan. The choice is yours.

Lledwigan Cairn, Cefn Cyfarwydd, Y Carneddau (Round Cairn)

Lledwigan Cairn, Cefn Cyfarwydd, Y Carneddau

"I'll catch a rainbow from the sky, And tie the ends together".....

Cerrig Cynant (Stone Circle)

Cerrig Cynant Stone Circle

A shufti at Cerrig Cynant Stone Circle, moving on to the northern of the two Bryn Poeth Uchaf Ring Cairns

Bryn Poeth Uchaf South (Ring Cairn)

Southern ring cairn near Bryn Poeth Uchaf

Took a bit of reaching, but wondrous position

Eildon Hills

Eiledon - Big Country

Ridiculed by many.... But not by I. Nor, I would assume, by those that have walked these heights...

For me, guitar playing at its very finest.

Moelfre (Round Barrow(s))

Moelfre, northern Pumlumon foothills

A reminder to always check out the summit of even the lower Welsh hills... you never know,

Garn Dwad (Cairn(s))

Garn Dwad, overlooking Llanwrtyd Wells

Out of sight shouldn't mean out of mind...

Crug (Round Cairn)

Crug, near Llanddewi Brefi

So what do you call a hill topped by a large cairn/barrow? How about Cairn/Barrow? That'll do.

Crug-y-Bwdran (Round Cairn)

Crug-y-Bwdran, near Rhydcymerau

Esgair Crawnllwyn, Cwmdeuddwr (Round Barrow(s))

Esgair Crawnllwyn, Cwmdeuddwr Hills

Just goes to show you never know what's up there, do you?

Crugiau Edryd, Mynydd Llanybyther (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

Crugiau Edryd, Mynydd Llanybyther

The transmitter station is offputting, granted. But then the cairns were here first.........
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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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