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THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD (C. 4200-2500 BC)
NEOLITHIC TOMBS


Bach Wen (407495) (1)

This tomb is easily reached and lies just outside the village of Clynnog Fawr on the coast of Arfon. Follow the road down to Bach Wen Farm, and take the left turning. This leads you to a short footpath that takes you to the tomb. While you are here, it is also worth taking a look around inside the fine church which dates to the 14th century and you can also see the unusual sundial that stands in the church grounds (Ilth­early 12th century). If you head south for about half a mile from the church you will also see the holy well of Saint Beuno set back from the road on its left hand side (see below for grid reference)


Cefn Isaf (483408) (2)

Follow A497 towards Cricieth and take first left before the village of Llanystumdwy to the village of Rhos-lan. The tomb is situated in a field behind the village and can be reached by following a footpath, which is situated on the right, just before a row of houses. From here you can also visit the passage grave of Ystum Cegid Isaf if you wish and the standing stone at Betws Fawr is also not far away (see below).

Ancient Echoes: the early history of a Welsh peninsula

Ystum Cegid Isaf (498413) (3)

From above, walk east across fields down to the small bridge that crosses Afon Dwyfor. Walk across bridge, bear left and you will see a short farm track bordered by trees. Follow this to its end and then turn right and bear east for about half a mile. After climbing a low hill you will see a field wall heading east to a ridge of high land on the horizon. The passage grave is incorporated into this wall about half way along its length.


Mynydd Cefnamwlch (230345) (4)

From the standing stone in St Peter's churchyard, Sam Mellteyrn (see below for directions), keep going and follow minor road towards the B 4417. After about a mile and a half you will see the tomb on the lower slopes of Mynydd Cefnamwlch. A footpath provides easy access to the tomb.



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Burial Chambers & Cromlechs

Burial Chambers RECORDS FOR THE LLYN PENINSULA