A burial chamber with impressive capstone and magnificent views
Although badly damaged, with a dry stone wall built through it, this is still an impressive monument today.
Dating to the 4th/3rd millennium BC, it is almost certainly a form of burial chamber known as a portal dolmen. Only one side stone and the huge capstone now survive, and the capstone appears to have been moved from its original position.
You can still see slight traces of the cairn which would have covered the chamber, visible on the western side of the wall. A curving bank to the east may represent a blocking of the original forecourt (similar to Dyffryn Ardudwy burial chamber).
There are excellent views westwards over Cardigan Bay towards the Llŷn Peninsula from Bron y Foel. The drive up along the minor roads, with their high dry stone walls, is an adventure in itself.
This burial chamber lies in an area rich in prehistoric monuments. Within a few miles can be found the Neolithic burial chambers of Cors y Gedol, Gwern Einion and Dyffryn Arduwy. All are in close proximity to the A496 between Harlech and the resort town of Barmouth.
- Accessible by Public Transport
- Buggy Access
- Good Walks Nearby
- Family Walk
Located on A496 Harlech to Barmouth road. Bron y Foel is off minor road to Cwm Nantcol.
Harlech - 6 miles (approx)
Dyffryn Ardudwy bus stop
On road cycle route A496
Monument is along minor road south of Bron y Foel
Full Figure Grid Reference: SH 607246
OS Landranger Map Sheet: 124
- Dyffryn Ardudwy