Thursday, 4 February 2010

THE BEACONS WAY CONTINUES.................











Pictures from bottom to top:-
1) The standing stone called Maen Madoc on the side of Sarn Helen. This stone was moved in 1940 from it's original position some 25 paces to the west of it's present location. Prior to 1940 it stood directly beside Sarn Helen which is a Roman road.
2) Another of my pitches- this time in a field belonging to a public house.
3)Some small falls on the stream called Nant Tawe Fechan. I had a very pleasant lunch break by the side of these falls. The escarpment of Fan Hir (Long Peak) can be seen in the background.
4) Another shot of Fan Hir. At the foot of Fan Hir a curious ridge can be seen. This has been interpreted in different ways, but it is believed to have been formed by a small glacier. In all this escarpment stretches for 4.3 miles-as far as Llyn y Fan Fach.

1 comment:

Victorian inn bed and breakfast said...

The Maen Madog stone lies adjacent to the roman road Sarn Helen the Brecon Beacons. Like the stone at Gelligaer Common it is thought to mark a Christian burial (roadside graves being a feature of Roman burials). It also is not that far from the Maen Llia stone which lies about mile away to the north.