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Gwernvale (Chambered Tomb)

I went here today, 20/3/03, nearly drove past it! It's a polygonal chamber, looking like it has been restored some time ago, perhaps 200 years, and concrete posts indicate where outher parts where found. It is unbelievably close to the A40, with the road literally carving its way through a part of the cairn. Not a place for kids, or the faint-hearted! It is hard to feel any ambience at all here, the road dominating the area, be careful not to fall on the road in an attempt to get good photos!!

Pen-y-Beacon (Stone Circle)

This site is a steep climb up hills, but the views command respect. They are of a wild landscape with Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains clearly visible. There are also rugged landscapes past the hobbit-hole grasslands near the stones. A journey out there is well worth it, the views are enough to keep you going for a few days, and the exhilarating wind makes it challenging, and great to see these stones in such an untamed environment.
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