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Walk 38 – Standing Stones of Llanfair & Harlech
September 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmvaries
Max Height: 983ft
Total Height Ascended: 885ft
Leader – Bill Amison
Bedd Gorfal Ring Cairn – SH613 311 monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300BC – 800BC) 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 semi-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 abut 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 – SH603316 monument consists of 5 standing stones, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c2300 BC – 800BC). 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 funery and ritual landscape. It is curcular and measures 5m in diameter.
A must for those interested in our past and with wonderful views of Cardigan Bay for you to say goodbye to Barmouth until Next Year!