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  The gaer - Beacons
by Spincat

This is an iron age fort on the wild and boggy Mynydd Illtyd common land in the Brecon Beacons National Park, named after St Illtyd who is the patron saint of Wales with St David. Legend has it he is buried on the common here.

Take care when walking here as a horse and farmer were nearly sucked into one of the bogs a few years ago - there are warning signs!

Mr Spincat can here be seen surveying the lovely views to the usk valley, which is your reward, having traversed the boggy terrrain.

The megalithic portal
has pictures of a standing stone in these parts.

I can't tell you much more about this place - except that my brother, aged four, once ate sheep droppings up here.

Website: http://www.brecon-beacons.com/mountain-centre.htm

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  • Updated Jan 26, 2007
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