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.”
As amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions Act) 1991
Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic
Carmarthenshire County Council hereby gives notice that from 25th October 2020, no person shall cause any vehicle to proceed along the C2163, Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery from a point 310 metres South-East of its junction with the U4180 for a distance of 290 metres in a South-Easterly direction.
The closure is necessary to ensure public safety while Openreach carry out urgent cabling works involving customers out of service.
The alternative route for North-Westbound traffic will be to proceed along the C2163 in a South-Easterly to South-Westerly direction to its junction with the C2157 passing property known Capel Bryn-Hyfryd. At the junction, near property known Plas-Yr-Ardd, turn right and continue along the C2157 in a North-Westerly to North-Easterly direction to its junction with the U4180 passing properties known Bryn Heulog and Ty Gwyn. At the junction, turn right and continue along the U4180 in a North-Easterly direction to its junction with the C2163 passing property known Troed-Y-Bryn. At the junction, turn right and continue along the C2163 in a South-Easterly direction to return to a point North-West of the closure. Vice versa for South-Eastbound traffic.
This Notice shall continue in force for a period not exceeding twenty one days after which time its provision may be extended by a Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the same Act.