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Dinas Dinlle (Cliff Fort)

On the badly eroded path (on the side) there seems to be a lot of rusty metal, as if a metal rail had ran up it. There is a path running around the side of the hill to the original entrance.
The hill was out of bounds for a while because of the eroded front, which is still unstable.
Also at the base (behind the trendy lovely new toilets) there is an old WW2 pill box.

Parys Mountain (Ancient Mine / Quarry)

When I was there I met a very helpful bloke who was the part time warden, and he showed me a rock he was carrying in his bag, hand sized but heavy - from Porth wen (near bull bay) it had been fashioned into a hand tool. Because of this I asked him, wasn't the area mined in the copper age and long before the Romans, but he wasn't keen to agree with this. Yet he was showing me the evidence of pre-history mining in that area.

It's a great place to visit just after the rain as the colours are amazing.

Bryn Euryn (Hillfort)

A large amount of wild orchids appear on the west facing slopes during the early summer months.

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