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Exploring the Historic Landscape

A series of self-guided walks in mid Wales

Moel Ty Uchaf stone circle

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.

Click on the walks marked on the map below to access the PDF. In order to read the file you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat reader. The most recent version of this software can be downloaded by clicking on the icon on the right

Click to access walk PDF

Walks are available for . . . .

Using the guides

Each of the walk descriptions are provided as guides only and should always be used in conjunction with a suitable map, such as the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer or Outdoor Leisure series. A GPS and compass may also be useful. The walks will take you into remote upland areas and you should ensure that you are well equipped and have checked a weather forecast before setting out.

The Countryside Code

  • Be safe plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

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This series of walks has been produced by the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust with funding from Cadw.

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