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19 Craig Cwm Bychan, Bettws Garmon
PRN 747 NGR SH543554 SAM


A large cairn, 11m diameter and 1m high, visually prominent on an isolated promontory NE of the main summit of Mynydd Mawr. The cairn itself is mostly grassed over but the centre has been dug out to form a shelter but there is no sign of a cist. A sharp break in slope at the SW edge may indicate the line of a kerb. The cairn is not built on the summit of the promontory but on its N slope so seems deliberately designed to overlook the Nant y Bettws Valley. Also, because it is built on a slope the cairn’s apparent height is much greater viewed from the direction of the valley.

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