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THE IRON AGE (C. 750-43 AD) HILLFORTS Hill Forts

Pared Mawr (304247)

Follow the road out of Abersoch for about 2 miles. Just after you have passed the church and phone box on your right, looking left you will catch sight of the rampart that surrounds the fort. The best way of approaching the fort is from the fields that lie opposite the farmhouse just up the road from the church.

Porth Dinllaen (275417)

Hardly anything remains of this promontory fort today, though dedicated hillfort enthusiasts can follow the road that runs across Nefyn golf course and where it begins to descend to the picturesque fishing village at Porth Dinllaen, you will see a short stretch of bank and ditch on your left.


Pen y Gaer (428455)

Take first right before the Rivals pub in Llanaelhaearn and follow road up past Cwm Coryn Farm and take left-hand footpath just after the 'homestead'. Follow this for about a mile until it begins to drop down, bear left up valley towards western slopes of Pen y Gaer and you will find an ancient track leading up to the hillfort. An ancient settlement can also be seen in this vicinity, though not much remains of it today.

Dinas Dinlle (437563)

Turn off A 499 and follow road down to Dinas Dinlle. There is a footpath to the fort near the playground in the middle of the village.


Mynydd y Graig (228274)

From Capel Tan y Foel, walk down road into Rhiw and take footpath on first right that leads past cottages to a gate. Go right through gate and follow footpath up Mynydd y Graig to stile. Climb over stile and follow path left up onto the summit, where you will see the remains of the hillfort.

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Hill Fort Sites RECORDS FOR THE LLYN PENINSULA