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15 Carnedd y Ddelw, Aber
PRN 456 NGR SH707705


A large cairn 15m diameter and 1.5m high, built of small angular rubble collected from the surrounding scree. The centre has been dug out to create a large and deep shelter. In the base of this the top of a large, heavily lichened upright slab can be seen, which may be part of a burial cist. The name, meaning ‘Cairn of the image’ derives from the oral tradition that a gold ‘image’ or cross was found there in the 18th century. The cairn is built in a ‘skewed’ position on the SW facing side of the summit. It would appear larger viewed from Llyn Anafon and the head of the Anafon Valley where the associated settlement could have been. The lack of lichen on most stones shows that it has been continually disturbed by walkers. A secondary climbers' cairn has been started to the NE of the central shelter.

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