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Standing Stones 2

Glynllifon (445542)

To reach this standing stone simply go through the entrance which is located in the south-western corner of Glynllifon Country Park and you will see the monument standing in a field just in front of the gatehouse. You may also wish to visit the Bodfan standing stone from here (see below).

Betws Fawr (464405)

From Llanystumdwy follow minor road towards Rhos-lan and take second left near Tyddyn farm and then the first right at Betws Fawr. Follow the road for about a quarter of a mile until you see a farm track on your left. Walk along this to its end and you will see the standing stone in the middle of a field to the right of the track.

Tyddyn Mawr (430444)

Follow lane down to Tyddyn Mawr farm until you come to farmyard. Go through the field gate to the left of the farmyard and bear left for a short distance through marshy ground towards a distinctive, flat-topped outcrop of rock. The standing stone is located in front of this.

Tir-Bach (401401)

After passing through village of Y Ffor, take first right and follow road for about half a mile until you come to Tir-Bach farm (first house on right). The standing stone is situated to the right of the farmhouse in marshy ground close to the river.

Capel Tan y Foel (227277)

This standing stone can be reached by following the lane (first left) that leads off the road to Mynydd Penarfynydd. The stone is incorporated into the left-hand field wall a short

way down the lane.

Bodfan (442553)

From the Glynliffon stone follow road to Caernarfon and take first left. About half a mile down the road you will see a small post-box on the right, with a gate just before it on the left. Go through this gate and bear left for a short way across fields and you will see the stone.

Llyn Glasfryn (405423/403424)

Take first right after Parc Glasfryn (where you see the sign for Ffynnon Gybi holy well) and follow road for about a quarter of a mile until you come to the entrance to the Glasfryn estate on the left (you will see a gate with stone globes and a gatehouse). Walk up drive to the mansion and go through the first gate on your right, which leads to Llyn

Glasfryn. Walk through the fields around the edge of the lake until you come to its eastern end and you will clearly see the larger of the standing stones on a low hill (because of its height you will see the standing stone sometime before you reach it). To reach the smaller standing stone from the larger one, simply go through the gate in the comer of the field and then through the gap in the field wall. Ffynnon Grasi holy well lies almost immediately behind the larger of the Glasfryn stones.

Gym Ddu (396462)

From the village of Llanaelhaearn take the first right in front of the Rivals pub. Follow for about a mile and take the lane, which leads towards Penllechog farm. Take the first right before Penliechog and you will come to a stile just in front of another farmhouse with outbuildings. Cross the stile and follow the footpath until you come to a ruined farm building. Take a right past this, turn left and continue following footpath until you see the derelict farmhouse, where the standing stone can be seen incorporated into the wall in front of it. The burial cairns on Gym Ddu can be 'easily reached' from here (reaching them does involve a strenuous climb) and you may also wish to carry on to the cairn on the summit on Bwlch Mawr (see below).