Tuesday 25 February 2014

Auks and Stones...... Penrhos Feilw

6th June 2013
Another long drive today - Essex to North Wales. We set off early enough but end up sitting in traffic for hours around Birmingham. I'd forgotten how much I hate this stretch of road !
Eventually we are through it and on the A5 getting to Llandudno just after lunch time. A quick look around the RSPB reserve - very quiet though, a few Sand Martins flying around being the most interesting !
We drive on to Holyhead and book in to a hotel. It's a glorious evening and we head over to South Stack. Thousand of Gullemots and Razorbills fly to and fro. Unfortunately we can't make out any Puffins in amongst them.A pair of Choughs call from the cliff edge.

Just around the corner from South Stack are the Penhrosfeilw standing stones.
Situated in a field with ample parking. There is even an information board.
The stones themselves are quite impressive. Both are very similar - 3m (10ft) in height and are 3.3m apart in a NE-SW alignment. There are views towards the sea and to Holyhead Mountain which dominates the area.
Driving back into Holyhead - we pass an interesting old well - Ffynnon Y Wrach - The witches well.

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