Crugiau Merched on Mynydd Mallaen

High up on the Mallaen is a cairn called Crugiau Merched or the Ladies’ Cairn. Tanya (Cumbrian Escapes) has sent us some photos of this local historic site and the spectacular scenery surrounding it.

From the Megalithic Portal website – “The more westerly of the two cairns known collectively as the Ladies’ Cairns (Crugiau Merched) has suffered rather for being in the sight-line between OS Trig Points!

RCAHM (Ref NPRN304523) describes the cairn as being 19m in diameter and 1.8m high – with “an observation channel cut through to facilitate use of the nearby triangulation pillar.”

In fact, this has not really diminished the splendour of this cairn, which is visible from across the Mynydd Mallaen itself and also from the surrounding hills. Together with its sister cairn and nearby Standing Stones, this makes the location very special.”

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2 Responses to Crugiau Merched on Mynydd Mallaen

  1. Well – I thought I had covered every bit of Mallaen but I’ve never seen this. Must get the maps out again!

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