Llyn Eiddew Bach

Stone Circle - Gwynedd

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SH 64195 34618 (GPS 15min) Diameter 12m E-W (Meas.)
Visited August 2001 No magnetic anomalies.

Llyn Eiddew Bach, the "little ivy lake" stands just to the east of the path leading to the Bryn Cader Faner cairn circle. The stones of the circle are low, making the ring hard to locate in the tussocky moorland. Seven stones of an original thirteen or fourteen are supposed to remain, but we could only find four during our visit. At the SW are two erect stones, the tallest being 0.9m high, a large stone lies fallen at the SE, and we found the stump of a stone at the SSW. There may have been more stumps concealed in the grass, we could not find them. There are also several small stones standing inside the circle, these are roughly grouped into two circular areas in the SW and the SE of the circle interior. These groupings appear to be the remains of at least two small cairns, the centres of both of these have been dug out, no doubt by treasure seekers of old. Just NE of the circle are the remains of a large cairn, this is quite ruinous and seems to have a dumbbell-like shape, almost like two cairns joined by a causeway.

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