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Bryn Cader Faner (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Bryn Cader Faner</b>Posted by rdavymed

Whitfield Farm (Long Barrow) — Fieldnotes

Next to the Roman Road south of Bradford Peveral, marked on most OS maps. Uninspiring and unkempt.

Whitfield Farm (Long Barrow) — Images

<b>Whitfield Farm</b>Posted by rdavymed

Hart Tor (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

From Black Tor, walk down into the stream valley (keeping the aqueduct about 400 yards to your right). On the opposite hillside, you should be able to make out the avenue/row ahead of you. Cross the stream using one of the metal bridges.

Hart Tor (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

<b>Hart Tor</b>Posted by rdavymed

Mardon Down Cairn Circle (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

I'm surprised this site, despite the countless other ones in the area, hasn't been more greatly celebrated. Great location!

Mardon Down Cairn Circle (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Mardon Down Cairn Circle</b>Posted by rdavymed

Plas Curig (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Plas Curig</b>Posted by rdavymed

Plas Curig (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Marked on most OS maps, not the most inspiring of places as the local farmers and hoteliers appear to use the cairn as a dumping ground.

Clandon Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Clandon Barrow</b>Posted by rdavymed

Conksbury Cairn Circle (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

A very sorry sight indeed. This cairn has been almost completely destroyed to make way for a stone wall and generator. Some of the stones are still visible in a rough circular fashion. If travelling from Bee Low towards Conksbury Village, park up opposite the footpath before the road descends.

Conksbury Cairn Circle (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Conksbury Cairn Circle</b>Posted by rdavymed

Rolley Low (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

A rather uninspiring mound, which is clear to see as you drive over the crest of the hill on the B6465 North of Bakewell.

Rolley Low (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Rolley Low</b>Posted by rdavymed

Hafodty (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

From the B5106, travel on the minor road through Henryd, right up to the top of the hill (parking to the left of the gate - you will see some partly destroyed buildings on the hill in front of you).

Following the footpath, which bears to the right you will see the stone in a field to your right. Continue along the path for the Hefodty Stone Circle.

Hafodty (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Hafodty</b>Posted by rdavymed

Hafodty Circle (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Hafodty Circle</b>Posted by rdavymed

Mynydd Rhiw (Ancient Mine / Quarry) — Images

<b>Mynydd Rhiw</b>Posted by rdavymed

Tyddyn Bleiddyn (Chambered Cairn) — Images

<b>Tyddyn Bleiddyn</b>Posted by rdavymed

Tyddyn Bleiddyn (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

More or less completely destroyed.

Llyn Eiddew-Bach (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Llyn Eiddew-Bach</b>Posted by rdavymed

Llyn Eiddew-Bach (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

This circle can be seen on your right as you walk to Bryn Cader Faner. There are only a few very low stones remaining.

Hendrefor (Burial Chamber) — Images

<b>Hendrefor</b>Posted by rdavymed

Hendrefor (Burial Chamber) — Fieldnotes

Clearly marked on most OS maps, the site is clearly visible from the road. Parking, however, is impossible so a quick gander over the fence is all you're likely to get if travelling by car.

Tyddyn Bach Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Tyddyn Bach Standing Stone</b>Posted by rdavymed

Llanbedr Church Stone (Carving) — Images

<b>Llanbedr Church Stone</b>Posted by rdavymed

Llanbedr Church Stone (Carving) — Fieldnotes

The stone lies just inside the church entrance (St Peter's Church). It is a beautiful little church, normally open (if not, ask the key holder who is most helpful). I'm sure they must be fed up of people going in their church just to look at the stone, so please make sure you leave something in the collection box on the table (we put in a fiver between us).

The stone was brought down from a hut circle above Llanbedr (an explanation lies on a piece of paper pinned to the notice board next to the main entrance).

Harlech Circle (Kerbed Cairn) — Fieldnotes

High above Harlech, you need to take the unclassified Road from Llanfair and park up on the left past the farm entrance. Hop over the fence and walk up the bracken filled steep hill. The Circle will appear on your left as you go over the hill in a clearing. There are signs of a possible 2nd circle 50 yards away.

Harlech Circle (Kerbed Cairn) — Images

<b>Harlech Circle</b>Posted by rdavymed

Bodfan Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Bodfan Menhir</b>Posted by rdavymed

Bodfan Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

As it was pitch black by the time we arrived here, you can barely see the stone in the picture but as the site wasn't even mentioned here I thought it worthy of inclusion.

Maen Llwyd (Plas Newydd) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Travelling North on the A499, turn into the driveway of a large mansion type house immediately after the right turn signposted "Penygroes". The stone is in a field beyond a fence on your right.

Maen Llwyd (Plas Newydd) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Maen Llwyd (Plas Newydd)</b>Posted by rdavymed

Coed Creigiau-Cathod (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Coed Creigiau-Cathod</b>Posted by rdavymed

Coed Creigiau-Cathod (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

On a windy road near the village of Dinas, a 5 foot tall standing stone stands in the middle of a field. In the same field appears to be some form of hut circle.

Madryn Castle Settlement (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

<b>Madryn Castle Settlement</b>Posted by rdavymed

Madryn Castle Settlement (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

On a windy road near the village of Dinas, a 5 foot tall standing stone stands in the middle of a field. In the same field appears to be some form of hut circle.

Llangwnnadl Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Pointing to the sky like a huge finger, this stone has a lovely texture to it and is atleast 8 feet tall. Great views on the peninsula, it is clearly visible on the B4417.

Llangwnnadl Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Llangwnnadl Menhir</b>Posted by rdavymed

Sarn Meyllteyrn (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

This is a magnificent site. Not marked on any OS map I have seen. Travelling North towards the B4417 from the village of Sarn Meyllteyrn, look out for the gate on your right hand side (there is room to park).

Sarn Meyllteyrn (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Tan-y-Muriau (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Amusingly, the farmer has placed a "Watch out, Cairn about" sign on his gate (referring to his dog and not the chambers). Ask the farmer and he will direct you to a stile leading into a field of bracken.

Tan-y-Muriau (Chambered Cairn) — Images

<b>Tan-y-Muriau</b>Posted by rdavymed

Llech-y-Doll (Burial Chamber) — Fieldnotes

I can't believe no-one has posted regarding this site before. Perhaps the most spectacular site on the Lleyn Peninsula, with cracking views out to sea.

Not the easiest place to find. Park at Cilan Uchaf farm (there is a large car park), walk down the track to your left and keep going towards the sea, climbing any wall you come up against. Keep your eyes to the right, as this is where the chamber will appear on your right.

The chamber itself is typical of those in North Wales, but the views are anything but.

Llech-y-Doll (Burial Chamber) — Images

<b>Llech-y-Doll</b>Posted by rdavymed<b>Llech-y-Doll</b>Posted by rdavymed

Y Ffor Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

From Y Ffor Burial Chamber, just cut through the farm and you will see it ahead in the distance.

Y Ffor Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Y Ffor Menhir</b>Posted by rdavymed
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