Thursday, 12 July 2012
1000 Years BC
Everyone knows that the Bronze Age comes between the Stone Age and the Iron Age and that it is a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze as the chief hard materials in the manufacture of some implements and weapons. But how many places have Bronze Age monuments all around the local landscape? Step forward the Llŷn Peninsula!
We have many Standing Stones and also a very prominent Bronze Age burial cairn in excellent condition considering that it is at least 3000 years old.
This is Carngwuch-just to the south of the Yr Eifl hills near to Llanaelhaearn
It is fine hilltop cairn 6metres high and 30 metres across. It is no casual heap of stones. It is founded on a large boss of natural rock, and added stone has been revetted with a well built wall.
It is situated on Open Access land and is best approached from a lane leading around the mountain from the B4417 just East of Llithfaen.