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<< Our Photo Pages >> Cefn Wyfre - Stone Circle in Wales in Powys
Submitted by Cerrig on Monday, 01 February 2010 Page Views: 2073
Site Name: Cefn Wyfre Country: Wales County: Powys Type: Stone Circle|
Nearest Town: Builth Wells Nearest Village: Painscastle
Map Ref: SO14005105
Latitude: 52.151011N Longitude: 3.258359W
|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|
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Cefn Wyfre is described by the RCAHMW Wales as a stone circle with an eccentric mound and ditch. The site is not easy to find as it is heavily overgrown with short dense heather. There is evidence of management of the moorland all around,with shooting butts marked on the map, and I did disturb some grouse in my wanderings.
There are some bare areas where the heather has been burned in order to regenerate as fresh growth,which would account for the unnaturally short and uniform heather. This makes for easier walking than you normally get in a wild moor,but it has completely covered the circle and mound. Both were fairly invisible until I was right on top of them. The only real clue to their whereabouts being the largeish conglomerate boulder sticking out of the undergrowth. This was the only stone I could find, the others were unfindable. The mound can be just about discerned by it's circular ditch, and slightly raised central area.
All in all a curious site, a bit of an anomoly for the locality. Not at all impressive in itself, but as is the norm for the welsh hills, the views are panoramic, and hills 80 miles to the north can be seen on a good day.
Not an easy place to get to, with very steep climbs in every direction, and a gps makes finding it easier. Although it is only 100 meters from a good path, with a small pond marking the departure point, you have to be within 50 meters to see the boulder in the circle.
As the moor is managed for the grouse, it can only be a matter of time before the heather that covers the circle is burned off, but when is anybodies guess, until then theres not much to see, except the whole of Powys and even a bit of England to the East, if you like that sort of thing.
The site is intervisible with Banc y Cellin stone circle to the West, several miles away on the skyline.
An enthusiasts circle.
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Cefn Wyfre submitted by cerrig
Someone else has been here, judgeing by these offerings, balancing on a small shelf.
Cefn Wyfre submitted by cerrig
This is the visible ditch of the mound, heavily overgrown now.
Cefn Wyfre submitted by cerrig
This is the only visible stone, a conglomerate boulder about 3 feet tall and 5 feet long. The other stones are lost in the heather.
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