|Visited August 2001|
Above is the view west from Circle
which was the last site we had intended to visit on Penmaenmawr. We knew there
was a least one more stone circle and several cairns further west of 278, but
our schedule was tight, and we had not included these. The stone ring marked
"2" above was very obvious from the high vantage point at Circle 278,
and we thought we had spotted the Cors y Carneddau stone circle. Of course once
we had seen it, the old megalithic fever kicked in and Keith grabbed a camera
and ran the half a klick over to the site.
We were of course wrong, the ring at "2" is actually a cairn, a kerb circle, on the way back from Cairn 2, Keith literally fell over the cairn at "1" above, and we only noticed the cairn at "3" when we scanned the frame above, back at home! These cairns lie on the slopes of the Graig Lywd neolithic axe factory and are only part of the trail of megalithic wonders that runs along Penmaenmawr.
Our coverage of these cairns is not as thorough as usual, but they really were "squeezed in" as extras on this trip.