The striking remains of a burial chamber, built by the Neolithic people who farmed this land around 5,000 years ago
These remnants of a Neolithic tomb consist of three upright slabs which form an irregular ‘H’ shape. All three stones stand to a height of around 7ft above ground, and are probably the remains of a portal dolmen (a type of burial chamber). All remains of the surrounding cairn have been removed.
Approximately 25 yards south-east of the chamber is a natural outcrop, with ‘cup marks’ pecked on to the rock surface. These rock carvings date from the late Neolithic/ early Bronze Age. Cup marks also appear on the capstone of Bachwen burial chamber, Clynnog and on one of the stones at Dyffryn Ardudwy.
A drive around the area will take you through the small coastal villages of Borth y Gest and Morfa Bychan and the nearby town of Criccieth, with its castle built by the princes of Gwynedd, to the famous slate harbour of Porthmadog. The harbour was developed in the 19th century to export slate from the Ffestiniog quarries.
Minor road off A497 between Porthmadog and Cricieth.
Porthmadog - 2 miles
Bus stop in Borth y Gest
OS map required. Footpaths between Borth y Gest and A497
Full Figure Grid Reference: SH 543384
OS Landranger map sheet:124
- Borth y Gest