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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd Alternative Name: Rhiw
Country: Wales County: Conwy Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Conwy  Nearest Village: Rowen
Map Ref: SH74337230
Latitude: 53.232820N  Longitude: 3.884229W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
5 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
4

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Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by TimPrevett : A cairn in the "summer pasture of the two streams". It was actually the landowners who mentioned the cairn to me, as CADW had written to them making them aware that a decent cairn lie on their property. This is catching the north west of the kerbing, looking into Snowdonia. The bonsai effect tree is a helpful means of locating the cairn. A lovely, peaceful location. I visited (and found it late ... (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn in Conwy (Bwrdeistref Sirol)

A cairn near 20 feet in diameter, with a ring of kerb stones, some over a foot high. A well preserved cist is in the centre.
Access - follow the route up to the right from the gate across the track from Rowen Youth Hostel, in conjunction with using a 1:25000 OS map. Look for a fallen over tree, and a neighbouring tree looking something like a large bonsai.
Many thanks to local landowners, Mr & Mrs Hughes, for pointing out this location.
Spectacular views abound to the east, south and west.
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Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by Bladup : Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd Kerb Cairn and Cist. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by Bladup : Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd. Some double kerbing in the kerb circle. The cist is top left. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by Bladup : Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd Cist within the Kerb Cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by Bladup : Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd Kerb Cairn with Cist, Nice Place. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by Postman : The cist in the middle (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by Postman : Looking down into the Conwy Valley

Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by Postman : Looking towards Carnedd Pen y Borth Goch, that's a mountain with a cairn on it.

Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by Postman : Looking up the flank of Tal y Fan.

Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by Postman : Hill fort Pen y Gaer in the upper middle distance

Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by TimPrevett : A cairn in the "summer pasture of the two streams". It was actually the landowners who mentioned the cairn to me, as CADW had written to them making them aware that a decent cairn lie on their property. This the well preserved central cist. A lovely, peaceful location. I visited (and found it late on Saturday evening) but the light was failing rapidly. I returned on Sunday morning, and must have...

Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd
Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd submitted by TimPrevett : A cairn in the "summer pasture of the two streams". It was actually the landowners who mentioned the cairn to me, as CADW had written to them making them aware that a decent cairn lie on their property. This is catching the north west of the kerbing (left), the cist to the right, looking east with the Conwy river below. A lovely, peaceful location. I visited (and found it late on Saturday evenin...

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Re: Ffrith y Ddwyffrwd by coldrum on Saturday, 09 January 2010
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