Cymraeg / English
Exploring the Historic Landscape
A series of self-guided walks in mid Wales
Moel Ty Uchaf stone circle.
Wales has long been a popular destination for walkers, and with some justification – the rugged peaks of Snowdonia and the majestic Brecon Beacons in particular. But other areas also have plenty to offer. For those walkers with an interest in history and archaeology a series of self-guided walks is being developed to help them explore a range of archaeological sites.
The first walks to be developed focus on prehistoric burial and ritual monuments, principally the stone circles, standing stones and burial cairns dating to around 2300-1200 BC.
It is hoped that other walks in this series will explore the theme of historic landscapes, helping to explain how the landscape has evolved and the ways in which has been used and exploited by man.
Each walk can be downloaded as a PDF, which includes a detailed description of the walk with information about the history and archaeology, together with an abbreviated version and map on a single page. Just print out those sections you require.
Using the guides
This series of walks has been produced by the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust with funding from Cadw.