Past Meetup

Bryn Cader Faner (Crown of Thorns) Bronze Age monument

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Eisingrug · Harlech

How to find us

Leave A496 (NE from Harlech) at Glan-y-wern (near Tygwyn Station). Follow minor road from Pont-y-Glyn through Eisingrug, steeply uphill, taking a right turn into a no-through-road beside grounds of Hotel Maes-y-Neuadd. Follow uphill to Moel-y-Geifr

Location image of event venue

Details

The walk leads across moorland and up to this spectacular Bronze Age stone circle (http://www.snowdoniaheritage.info/en/location/389/bryn-cader-faner/), starting from the summit of a minor road at Eisingrug (off A496 between Harlech and Porthmadog).

The route is pretty gentle; nothing steep. It is, however, frequently boggy underfoot. There are also quite a few sheep around.

The road route to the starting point is difficult to find.

If you think you'll have difficulty finding it, let us know beforehand and we'll meet you 5 minutes beforehand, down in the layby at Glan-y-wern, and we can drive up in convoy!

Directions: Leave the Harlech to Porthmadog road at Glan-y-wern (the junction near Tygwyn Station), and take the minor road beside the hump-backed road bridge (Pont-y-Glyn) through Eisingrug.

This soon goes steeply uphill, and after passing the small millpond on the left, you should then take the second right turn, which is into a no-through-road beside grounds of Hotel Maes-y-Neuadd. (see photo below)

Follow this steep (occasionally gated) lane uphill for one mile, across a couple of cattle-grids, and park at the summit, just before it enters a farm at Moel-y-Geifr. (It's steep and winding, and takes about 5 or 6 minutes drive to the summit.)

Parking:

There is roadside parking (see photo above) opposite the gated track up to the fishing lakes (see photo below).

Walking Route:

The walking route goes up this track towards the lakes, heading north-east along a shallow moorland valley.

This area abounds with ancient remains, of which Bryn Cader Faner is easily the most spectacular.