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Walks to Ancient Hillforts in North Wales

Walks to Ancient Hillforts in North Wales

by: David Berry
Across the beautiful landscape of North Wales are the evocative remains of many ancient hillforts built by our ancestors, mainly during the Iron Age over 2,500 years ago. They were defended by deep ditches and earth and stone ramparts, and probably served different purposes. The larger ones were important settlements providing protection to tribal communities, as well as symbols of power and status.

These 30 walks visit the most dramatic and interesting sites, from the impressive chain of hillforts on the Clwydian Range to more remote and less well known ones elsewhere. They pass through stunning scenery and offer panoramic views. Some overlook the beautiful north Wales coast. Included is a site in Snowdonia celebrated in welsh folklore and one of the best preserved hillforts in Britain.

Each of the walk entries begins with a panel giving a summary description and instruction how to get to the start. This is followed by detailed route finding instructions in numbered paragraphs plus a clear sketch map showing the paragraph numbers. Additional information about the history of the sites is provided in italics. The book also includes a summary table of all the walks giving start location and grid reference, distance, time and a difficulty grading.

The walk locations are:
1 Moel Y Gaer - 4 miles
2 Moel Hiraddug - 6.25 miles
3 Penycloddiau - 5 miles
4 Moel Arthur - 4 miles
5 Moel Y Gaer and Moel Famau - 4.5 miles
6 Moel Fenlli - 4 miles
7 Moel Y Gaer, Llantisilio Mountain - 8 miles
8 Castell Dinas Bran - 5.25 miles
9 Caer Drewyn - 2.5 miles
10 Caer Euni - 5.5 miles
11 Caer Caradog - 6 miles
12 Mynydd Y Gaer - 2 miles
13 Castell Cawr - 2.5 miles
14 Pen-Y-Corddyn-Mawr - 7 miles
15 Bryn Euryn - 1 mile
16 Pen Dinas - 3 miles
17 Caer Seion - 3.75 miles
18 Dinas Alltwen - 2 miles
19 Caer Bach - 6.5 miles
20 Pen-Y-Gear, Llyn Dulyn and Llyn Melynllyn - 10 miles
21 Bryn Castell and Llyn Morwynion - 5.5 miles
22 Dinas Emrys - 2.25 miles
23 Dinas Tu-Du - 2.5 miles
24 Bwrdd Arthur - 5 miles
25 Dinas Gynfor - 4.5 miles
26 Dinas Dinlle - 3 miles
27 Tre'r Ceiri - 4 miles
28 Castell Caerau - 3.5 miles
29 Moel Y Gest - 3.5 miles
30 Carn Fadryn and Garn Bach - 3.5 miles

For a map of the walk locations click the link below the 'Add to Cart' button

ISBN 9781908748553 Pages 44 (2018) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 5.95