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Pict's Knowe henge

Canmore extensive description and aerial photos

Cefn Penagored (Kerbed Cairn)

Coflein site page

A link to the Coflein site page for Cefn Penagored, with pictures.

Foel Dduarth (west) (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)


Prehistoric settlement on Coflein

Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd (Burial Chamber)

Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd

A quick link to Cofleins entry for this super obscure Lleyn site

The Bridestones (Burial Chamber)

Megalithic Portal

Re-building a classic

Not wanting to lift pictures straight from the portal I've linked us to it. Some really great and instructive photos of the reconstruction of the Bridestones.

Virgin Mary's Sewing Needle (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Karm√ły - the saga island

More info here

Cyrn-y-Brain (Cairn(s))


Two pictures of the otherwise called wireless cairn.
On the site details a breif discription can be found.

Eglwyseg mountain cairns I, II, III (Cairn(s))


A single picture of cairns two and three

Rhiwiau (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

Rhiwiau barrows

Details and description from Coflein of the massive barrow at Rhiwiau

Nant Heilyn (Kerbed Cairn)

Nant Heilyn

A single picture from Coflein

Cerrig Gwynion (Cairn(s))

Cerrig Gwynion cairn/cist

Half way between the Druids circle and Tal y Fan
is this cairn with cist.

Cors y Carneddau (Cairn(s))


More cairns overshadowed by the nearby stone circles, even though one of them looks like a stone circle.

Cefn Coch (Penmaenmawr) (Cairn(s))

Cefn Coch cairn

Surely the biggest of the cairns hereabouts but sadly overlooked by most of the stoney's (including me).

Untill now.

Dyffryn Mymbyr cist II

Dyffryn Mymbyr cist II

Another less well defined cist on the other side of the road.
Coflein describes it thus:
A large upright slab 1.5 m wide and protruding from the ground by 1.2 m has two smaller slabs placed at right angles to it to create a stone box. To one side is a short stretch of slab wall, 1.6 m long, 0.5 m tall and 0.6 m high. The internal dimensions of the cist would have been approximately 0.8 m by 1.5 m
After visiting literally thousands ancient places and driving between fifteen to twenty thousand miles every year I can only conclude that I'm obsessed with these places, and finding this website ten years ago only compounded that obsession, at least I'm not alone anymore.

My favourite places are:

Ring of Brodgar
Balnauran of Clava
Nine stones close
Bryn Celli Ddu
The Druids circle (penmaenmawr)
HafodyGors Wen
Gwal y Filiast
Grey Wethers
Boscawen Un
La Roche au Fees
Talati De Dalt

and these are only the ones that immediatly spring to mind, so many stones and not enough lifetimes.

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