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Walk 31 – *NEW* The Standing Stones above Llanfair & Harlech
September 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Max Height: 983ft.
Leader: Bill Amison
Bedd Gorfal Ring Cairn monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC – 800 BC), and sits in the angle between two tracks amidst undulating semi-improved upland pasture sloping down to the southeast. The monument itself comprises of a circular setting of upright thin slabs about 5.5m in diameter, set into a grassed over bank of stones which extends a further 2m. Nine slabs are visible above the turf with two more to the northeast. The largest slab at the northern edge of the ring is 1m in height, 0.8m wide and 0.24m deep, with the smallest stone at the south being 0.1m in height.
Fronllech Hir Standing Stones monument consists of 5 standing stones, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC – 800 BC). The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices, it is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It is circular and measures 5m in diameter.
A must for those interested in our past and wonderful views of Cardigan Bay.
Meet at the Dragon: 09:30