|1. Staunton Gloucestershire. Long Stone.|
Beside the A4136 (alternative route to A40 to Monmouth) on N side about 1 mile east of Staunton.
|2. Glangrwyny. Cwrt y Gollen. |
Large standing stone in field on right (N) of the A40 near Glangwyrny to the West of Crickhowell. Layby opposite and also (further to the west) on same side of road. Impressive.
|3. Llangenny. Golden Grove.|
Small stone in a field in a very pretty setting beside the Grwyne Fawr, a small, rapidly flowing river to the west of Crickhowell. Cross the bridge and park at the Dragon's Head. Bluebells everywhere.
|4. Standing Stone. 236-188|
To N of Llangenny, further up the valley of the Grwyne Fawr. Marked on map as in woodland to left of road as you ascend the valley. I found a recumbent stone which could have fallen within the last five years or so. An attached clod (top right of picture) suggests uprooted earth carried by the stone as it fell. More bluebells !
|5. Gwern Vale Chambered Tomb|
SO 211- 192
Beside the A40 on N side about 1 mile W of the centre of Crickhowell. Typical ruined passage-tomb of the Severn-Cotswold type. Much overgrown with ivy.
|6. Penmyarth. Fish Stone.|
Majestic stone in a meadow beside the Usk with Tor y Foel in the background to the west. Bears three large putative cup marks one above the other on the E face. A smaller stone stands in the graveyard of the nearby mortuary chapel (below). Not certain whether this is a real one. There is also a recumbent stone in front of the chapel. Lots of bluebells.
|7. Tretower Standing Stone.|
Medium sized stone in a hedge . Acess from the A479, N of Tretower. Not found on this expedition.
|8. Bwlch. Standing Stone|
In a loop of the A40 W of Crickhowell. Access from a gate on W side of road. Small stone standing below a spring, and beside what could have been a pond or small lake at one time - a strange circularish depression in the ground. Bears a conspicuous deep cup mark.
|9. Llangynidr. Llwyn y Fedwen. Gliffaes Stone. |
Large (15 ft) bulky stone in a field above the mediaeval bridge crossing the Usk. Visible from the road (left as you descend). Gateway just before an estate-type cottage. Impressive.
|10. Carreg Waun Llech Llangynidr. |
I missed this one. Worth another try. Not my pic.
|11. Llansantffraed/Talybont. Giles Stone.|
Untypical large broad stone to N of Talybont. Access from road between Talybont and Llansantffraed. Friendly farmer chatted.
|12. Craig y Fan Ddu. Talybont/Merthyr. Three parallel stone rows.|
I might not have found this ! I located a scatter of recumbent stones in the right area, but they were unconvincing. Might be worth another visit. Involves a considerable climb along a well marked path rising from a car-park, then a scramble over a rough and boggy moor to the right. Possible candidate for a Thom-type alignment. My pic below. Probably too high up the hill.