Exploring Snowdonia

I cannot believe I have not posted on here for almost a year now. It all seemed a good idea at the time. The start of a new era , a new home,  a new business and a new life.

A diary seemed a natural progression. However I did not anticipate just how busy life  would get.

With exciting future projects planned in 2016  that need to be shared there is no real excuse for me not make the effort to keep  up to date.

After two years now of living in Snowdonia and finishing some major house renovations we are finally getting the chance to explore the area with the camera.

 

Dyffryn  Ardudwy

OS Grid Ref SH589228

Dyffryn Ardudwy - Burial Chamber (Dolmen) Wales, Gwynedd. UK
(C) Jonathan Need

Just a few miles drive south along the coast from home lies the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy. At the south end of the village is the wonderful site of two well preserved neolithic burial chambers.

If you follow any of my future blogs you will see i love to photograph ancient and historical sites

Apparently also known by the name of Coetan Arthur  (Arthur’s Quoit).

The site is estimated to date to circa 3500BC  although the western chamber is of an earlier date than the eastern chamber.

Dyffryn Ardudwy - Burial Chamber (Dolmen) Wales, Gwynedd. UK
(C) Jonathan Need
Dyffryn Ardudwy - Burial Chamber (Dolmen) Wales, Gwynedd. UK
(C) Jonathan Need

Remains of a cremation burial have been found within the site.

I  find it fascinating that entrances to both chambers face east. If anyone knows why I would be interested to know.

Advertisements