Carn Llidi facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCarn Llidi
|Elevation||181 m (594 ft)|
|Prominence||122 m (400 ft)|
|English translation||Cairn of the Gates|
|Language of name||Welsh|
The 594 feet (181 m) rocky hill stands in a prominent and isolated position dominating Whitesands Bay. On clear days, there are views west towards Ramsey Island and the Bishops and Clerks islets, and north towards Strumble Head; on clear evenings, in mid-summer at sunset, glimpses of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.
The area is rich in archaeology. Two burial chambers, presumed to be neolithic, are located on the higher southwest slopes of the hill. Another stone nearby may be the capstone of a megalithic chamber. Prehistoric enclosures and field systems are located to the northwest of the hill, near to an iron-age defensive wall.
The meaning of Carn Llidi could be either Cairn of the Gates or Cairn of Wrath.
Access to the summit
The walk which leads from a Whitesands Bay car park can take you to the summit either through Porthmawr Farm or via the coast path towards St Davids Head. The climb does not require any special hiking ability, but it is advisable to wear proper outdoor clothing.
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