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CPAT at Bryn Euryn Local Nature Reserve Open Day

CPAT photo, 2581-0001 - a happy band at Llys Euryn medieval house Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust contributed to Conwy County Borough Council Countryside Services’ very successful June 2008 open day, organised as part of Wales Biodiversity Week, at Bryn Euryn Local Nature Reserve at Rhos on Sea that attracted about 200 people. Jeff Spencer led interested local people of all ages on a guided walk that stopped first at Llys Euryn, the large, defensible house built in the 15th century for the eldest son of Gryffydd Goch the leader of a medieval Welsh tribal division. He gave an explanation of how the building developed over time and how it became the imposing (conserved) ruin it is now. The happy band of adventurers then sauntered on (in gloriously warm weather) up ‘the Bryn’ to study the Iron Age hillfort and tantalising remains of a superimposed ‘Dark Age’ fortification that may just be that recorded in rare documentary sources of the early medieval period as the site of the stronghold of Cynlas Goch, the 6th century ruler of Rhos also known as the ‘Red Bear’. Follow this link to find out more about the work of Conwy County Borough Council's Countryside Service.

Jeff Spencer, June 2008

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