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Places to visit in Hiraethog

Places to visit in Hiraethog

Clocaenog Forest

History of Hiraethog - Early history

The history of the Mynydd Hiraethog stretches back thousands of years when land was used for summer grazing and herds of red deer were hunted here. Between the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, domesticated herds of cattle would have been put to graze on the hills, and Iron Age settlers of around 3000BC made the first attempts at cultivating the land. Archaeological evidence shows that the landscape you see today is very much as it was thousands of years ago.

The area has long been known to have remains of burial and ceremonial features from early periods, such as those at Gorsedd Bran which can be seen from miles around. The construction of Llyn Brenig in the early 1970s gave archaeologists a fantastic opportunity to explore and excavate some of the sites and this has led to a much greater understanding of the lives of the inhabitants of the Hiraethog as far back as the Mesolithic period (over 7000 years ago).

Today you can find out more about the Hiraethog’s fascinating early history by visiting the Mesolithic site on the north east side of Llyn Brenig and by following the Archaeological Trail along its shores.

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The Lion Inn, Gwytherin

The Lion Inn

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Deep in the heart of North Wales, in the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park.

Tough at the Top

Tough at the Top

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This tough route - as the name suggests - at 57 km long and with a climb of almost…

The Crown Inn, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr

The Crown Inn

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A historic Welsh Drovers Inn, nestled on the edge of the sleepy village of…

Her Hiraethog

Her Hiraethog

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