Branas Uchaf

Chambered Tomb - Gwynedd

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SJ 01128 37531 (GPS 15min)
Visited August 2001

Branas Uchaf stands in a section of the Dee valley that must have had a special significance in prehistory, for within a 6km stretch of the valley are two other chambered tombs and the stone circles of Tyfos Uchaf and Moel Ty Uchaf. 
The chamber remains at Branas Uchaf consist of two large erect aligned slabs and several smaller stones which together form a sort of "passageway". Unfortunately the site has been badly savaged by time and we could not make out the original ground plan of the chamber, much less the classification that it belonged to. The remains stand on a large circular mound but we could not discover if this was natural or man made. Branas Uchaf is less than 2km along the road which runs past the Tyfos Uchaf circle.

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