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<< Our Photo Pages >> Maen Melyn - Standing Stone (Menhir) in Wales in Gwynedd
Submitted by pab on Sunday, 07 October 2007 Page Views: 22420
Site Name: Maen Melyn Country: Wales |
NOTE: This site is 21.5 km away from the location you searched for.
County: Gwynedd Type: Standing Stone (Menhir)
Nearest Town: Aberdaron Nearest Village: Uwchmynydd
Map Ref: SH138252
Latitude: 52.792153N Longitude: 4.762938W
|3||Reasonable but with some damage|
|2||Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site|
|1||Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks|
|5||Can be driven to, probably with disabled access|
|4||Short walk on a footpath|
|3||Requiring a bit more of a walk|
|2||A long walk|
|1||In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find|
|5||co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates|
|4||co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map|
|3||co-ordinates scaled from a bad map|
|2||co-ordinates of the nearest village|
|1||co-ordinates of the nearest town|
External Links: Maen Melyn submitted by pab
Standing Stone (Menhir) in Gwynedd
This wonderfully shaped stone certainly lives up to its name - Maen Melyn being the Welsh for 'yellow stone'.
The nearby National Trust interpretation board describes the setting thus: "A short walk from here down the hill follows the path trodden by countless pilgrims on their way to Bardsey Island. The pilgrims' way leads to the very end of the Llŷn Peninsula, where a standing stone, placed there by prehistoric people, Maen Melyn Llyn, marked the end of their journey on land."
Given the rather treacherous currents between here and Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli), the pilgrims were probably even more happy to see this stone on their return trip!
The stone is certainly impressive, and a good imagination gives it a strong resemblance to different creatures from each side (or perhaps it was just our exhaustion?). As to whether it was placed here by human intervention or not, we found it difficult to be convinced...and it is not marked on the RCAHMW maps. The more detailed COFLEIN database refers to it, but without deciding between natural feature or standing stone.
Has anyone got more information please - or suggestions as to which beast it most resembles?
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Maen Melyn submitted by postman
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Maen Melyn submitted by postman
A most singular stone is Maen Melyn
Maen Melyn submitted by pab
Maen Melyn Standing Stone, Llŷn. This view is looking east to Mynydd y Gwyddel. Steps down into the inlet below take you to St Mary's Well in a cave below high tide level.
There are several folk tales about this well, which is a source of fresh water when the tide is out. What is undoubtedly true is that extreme care needs to be taken both with the steps and the tides if you plan to v
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