This is the most impressive of the stones,
the 'southern stone'. It is about 10 ft high.
The date is estimated at c.2000 B.C.
A view of the Conwy Valley near the standing stones.
The pass, Bwlch y Ddeufaen, is marked by two
very fine standing stones that I have pictured here.. There are two smaller
uprights close to the northern stone, and a series of small stones emerging
from the peat a short distance east of the southern stone.
This is the other big standing stone. The 'northern stone' about 6ft high.
This stone is not from 'bwlch y ddeufaen', but is a mile back down the lane
and is another view of the standing stone near Maen y Bardd.
A few more pictures of the site.
OS 115. SH 716718 U2/U4
See directions for Maen y Bardd, then continue
west to the pass at the end of the Rowen valley. Alternatively by car, turn
right after Rowen and climb to the roman road, continue to the end of tarmac
road (car park). Stones are .4 mile to the west.
Go back to maen y bardd burial chamber
For holiday breaks including accommodation close to these and other Standing
Stones, Stone Circles and Burial Chambers in North Wales please contact
the Bryn Holcombe Hotel.
Visit the walesdirectory home page.
for links to other Welsh Historic sites.
Acknowledgement: A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales. Gwynedd. Frances Lynch.