The Modern Antiquarian. Ancient Sites, Stone Circles, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic Mysteries

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Bog / Image by tiompan

Super, that's a great find. CianMcLiam Posted by CianMcLiam
06 Oct 14ce

Mynydd-y-glog / Image by GLADMAN

Not wrong. The word "cairn" on a map can lead to such a variety of things! Half the fun though :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Oct 14ce

Mynydd-y-glog / Image by GLADMAN

Had no idea they were as substantial as this until I got a glimpse from Pant Sychbant a few days before. Just goes to show what's hiding away. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
05 Oct 14ce

Mynydd-y-glog / Image by GLADMAN

These are a bit good. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Oct 14ce

Lambay Island / Image by ryaner

I do love a promontory fort myself. Lambay has a couple, and cairns and axe factories. Private island though. ryaner Posted by ryaner
05 Oct 14ce

Lambay Island / Image by ryaner

Lovely. You may have noticed a coastal fixation from me, but I can defend it when people post stuff like this. We live on islands after all. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Oct 14ce

Black Meldon Fort / Image by thelonious

Missed this post... been a bit pre-occupied recently. Nice one. I really don't think the scenery of the Borders gets the kudos it deserves... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
05 Oct 14ce

Porth-y-Rhaw / Image by thesweetcheat

It's great isn't it? Luckily we had a nice still day for our visit. Also, we came from the east, so there's more warning of the hole than if I'd cheerfully gone up the ramparts from the northwest :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Oct 14ce

Solva / Image by moss

Ah, brilliant! Thanks Moss. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Oct 14ce

Porth-y-Rhaw / Image by thesweetcheat

See you have been to my favourite places, they say Iron Age forts every half mile along this part of the coast. It is a bit scary round that missing centre, the cliff dropping away, especially on a windy day. moss Posted by moss
05 Oct 14ce

Carn Goch Hill Fort / Image by GLADMAN

Certainly suits the place. I can't think of another one round there at all. There's a possible/probable one next to the Morfa Bychan chambers, but definitely not upland. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
04 Oct 14ce

Carn Goch Hill Fort / Image by GLADMAN

A real rarity... I'm struggling to think of an upland long cairn off the top of my head. Arguably it might be something to do with the small ridge it occupies... filling in the gaps between the contours. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
04 Oct 14ce

St Elvis / Image by thesweetcheat

The farm kind of undermines the atmosphere a bit, it feels a bit cluttered. But the tomb itself is ace. This chamber reminded me a bit of King's Quoit crossed with Arthur's Stone. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
04 Oct 14ce

Carn Goch Hill Fort / Image by GLADMAN

I guess you've seen a lot more unimpressive sites in between, and the long cairn is a real rarity in that area. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
04 Oct 14ce

St Elvis / Image by thesweetcheat

That's very pleasing to the eye GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
04 Oct 14ce

Carn Goch Hill Fort / Image by GLADMAN

Strangely it didn't make that overwhelming an impression back in 1998, particularly the long cairn. Older and wiser, it did this time. The ideal companion to Carreg Cennen... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
04 Oct 14ce

Carn Goch Hill Fort / Image by GLADMAN

This one is most definitely on the list already, your pictures make it even more so. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
04 Oct 14ce

Dinas Fawr and Porth y Bwch / Image by thesweetcheat

Thank you, it was the perfect weather. The sea was like Cornwall. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
04 Oct 14ce

Dinas Fawr and Porth y Bwch / Image by thesweetcheat

Yes definitely! Not quite an arete, but exposed in a couple of places. Nice calm day in July we were there, not so sure I'd be keen in a howling gale. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
04 Oct 14ce

Dinas Fawr and Porth y Bwch / Image by thesweetcheat

Lovely shot. The colours of the sea are great. thelonious Posted by thelonious
04 Oct 14ce

Dinas Fawr and Porth y Bwch / Image by thesweetcheat

Some location! Looks like you have to watch your step round there. thelonious Posted by thelonious
04 Oct 14ce

Clickimin Broch / Fieldnotes by thelonious

It's ok for you - I used to have one of those!

Glad my notes are of some use!
Posted by CARL
03 Oct 14ce

Clickimin Broch / Fieldnotes by thelonious

Thanks Carl. That's two years running your and others' fieldnotes on here have come in handy for my holidays (Orkney and Shetland) :)

The museum is great. From ancient to modern. Lots of bronze age and iron age stuff, axes, arrowheads, bowls etc. I must admit though, the item that stopped me dead in my tracks was an early 1980's VCR - it was about the size of a Shetland pony!
thelonious Posted by thelonious
03 Oct 14ce

Clickimin Broch / Fieldnotes by thelonious

Glad you had a good time on Shetland - although it's hard not to!
A good site to finish with. Gives a very good idea of how brochs would have looked. I didn't get chance to visit the museum.
A reason to re-visit then!
Posted by CARL
03 Oct 14ce

Foel Eryr / Image by GLADMAN

Not mistaken. We were up there last Tuesday, it's a great site.

I'm jealous of you getting up onto the Preseli ridge though, it's a bit of a trek using public transport (and we ran out of days anyway). Great day you had for it, lovely views.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
02 Oct 14ce
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