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|Description ||Site in Carmarthenshire (Sir Caerfyrddin)|
Cairn renewal. In tandem with the depletion reported by Andy of ancient cairns on the Carmarthen Fan ('fan' being the mutation of Welsh 'ban' meaning peak or beacon), new ones are being established, as this picture (of cairn at SN797217, looking east to Fan Foel) shows. It certainly doesn't have the same pedigree, but perhaps comes from the same awareness of being somewhere very special?
| This is near Fan Brycheiniog, isn't it Pab? SEM and Caroline took me to that area, which he loves, and I can see why! These are awesome from the road to their west (unless I've muddled them up with others?) I was driving past once and had to stop the car to admire them. |
| Yes Angie, the boundary between the counties of Carmarthen and Brecon (now Powys) runs along and down the far ridge - so on one side it is called the Brecon ridge (Fan Brycheiniog), and the nearer ones are called the Carmarthen Fans (Bannau Sir Gaer).|
I have the same problem when I drive past...however often I go that way! They looked even more amazing last week with a covering of snow.
| pab, just been up this end for the first time today. What struck me about this cairn was unlike the other walkers' cairns it can be seen from over 1km away and is on a high point. Not bad for something barely 1m tall.|
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