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THE IRON AGE (C. 750-43 AD)

Hill Forts

Bryn Meillion (230283)

This small fort lies just outside Rhiw and is situated just behind the house that shares its name with the fort.

Castell Odo (187284)

Follow the B 4413 to Aberdaron. The hillfort lies about two miles outside the village and you will see the low slopes of Mynydd Ystum on your right as you approach Aberdaron. To reach the fort, go through the gate near the large stone barn at the foot of the hill and walk up farm track to the stile. Cross stile and bear right, following path to the hillfort.

Garn Pentyrch (424417)

From the western side of Llangybi holy well, follow the footpath, which leads around the edge of the wood that climbs behind the well. Keep following path through the wood and go through gap in the wall that runs across the top. Walk up the hill, go through another gap in a field wall and follow path to fort.

Craig y Ddinas (448520)

From Glynliffon country park follow A 499 towards Pontllyfni and take first left and keep following road and goleft again as the road climbs above the valley of the Afon Llyfni (You may also want to take a look at Pont y Cim, which is a fine 17th century packhorse bridge that crosses the river nearby). After a short while you will come out above the valley and the road will level out. On your right, you will see a gate and in the adjacent field you will plainly see the tops of the ramparts of the fort a short distance away.

Garn Fadrun (280352)

In the centre of Gam Fadrun village you will find a footpath just before the church on the right. This will take you to the hillfort.

Garn Boduan (312393)

Head towards Morfa Nefyn on the A 497. After passing through Boduan, take the first right and continue along for a short way until you see a small carpark and gate on the left. From here follow the footpath that leads through the forestry commission plantation to the hillfort (take the left path where the footpath splits in two)

Tre'r Ceiri (373446)

To reach Tre'r Ceiri take the first left from the crossroads in Llithfaen (as you are heading towards Llanaelhaearn on the B 4417) and follow the lane to its end. Here, you will find a footpath that is easily followed to the hillfort.

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