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A pleasant walk in the Elan Valley

One of the two fallen stones at Cefn Llanerchi

A group of 25 enthusiastic walkers joined CPAT's Nigel Jones on Saturday 13 August for another History Walk, organised by the Elan Valley Trust. The afternoon walk started from the carpark at Nant y Ffin and followed the path through the woods onto the moorland at Rhos y Gelynnen. This area of the Elan Estate has two of the more impressive prehistoric sites in the area, and the first to be visited was a stone row, consisting of five stones and a recumbent large slab. Just beyond is a small Bronze Age burial cairn. The route then led towards two prominent radio masts at Cefn Llanerchi which are close to a pair off large standing stones, each over 2m in length. Although these would have been impressive in their day, sadly both have now fallen. The return route was a pleasance stroll through the forestry and then along a forest track with good view of Garreg-ddu Reservoir.

Nigel Jones, August 2011

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