Carl - seems we both need to return at some point. Think the cairn these notes refer to was that east of the massive one at SN98551095, that is at SN98631101. I missed that due to darkness, but managed to visit this magnificent ring cairn not on the map. You will love it.
Not planned (obviously). Night before decision following dodgy low cloud forecast for the 28th. Probably needed more forethought... but there you are. At least I had the presence of mind to get the low tide time, but was about 10 mins too late leaving.... 15 mins, after I tried to find a way across the shoulder.
Wading in the sea ? past your waist ? this passion of ours doesn't get more extreme than that, does it ?
Honestly, you wait years to have someone visit this place and then you get two in less than a year.
It must be nearly my go.
The stone of one the side slabs is a getting a bit crumbly from frost damage. In any case it may be that the cist was being used a bin (more of which later in the photos from this walk) although that might be uncharitable.
Huh. Looked just like a cist on its own iirc when we went. Though I see stones nearby in my pics which I presume make up the circle. Wasn't the best of days that day, we spent almost two hours trying and failing to locate Mynydd y Gelli...
That's always the problem with what looks like empty quarters on the disribution map , are they genuinely devoid of RA , or is it just a case of nobody has looked hard enough . ? I've spent many a long day just confirming the former or at least as close to confirming ,you can never be sure .
Where there's one .....
;) yes a very undistinguished stone, took me ages to find the cup marks, but I'm sure the indefatigable four who stride the Welsh mountains most weekends will find something better!
Now your Ponty-y-Pridd S/C photos were far more glamorous, Iola Morgannwyg would be well pleased....
Your notes definitely make me want to return. It's probably about as long since I last visited too. It looks excellent without the fencing. It's very interesting how you say your memory of the place is at odds with reality. I think that happens to me a lot. Maybe that's just the nature of brains and memory for you.