Ancient Sites, Moel Goedog & Standing Stones

Although a relatively short route the start is quite steep as we begin the walk right outside the door of the center. The walk takes us up through Harlech passing the Edward I’s castle and up steep paths to a minor tarmacked road. We turn left onto this road and follow it for about 2 miles until we leave it to follow a rough track with Moel Goedog straight in front of us. Along this road we will pass a number of standing stones.

Where the track leaves the road a short climb of about 300feet takes us to the top of Moel Goedog with its Hill Fort. The fort has been dated late Bronze Age, sometime around the early 1st millennium BC.  The site is close to the prehistoric Fonlief Hir trackway, indicated by a series of standing stones of which 13 remain. This route led from Moel Goedog to the coast at the Meini Hirion, Llanbedr. We can now take time not only to admire the hill fort but the spectacular views all around.

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We retrace our steps back to the road and follow this back for about 1mile before we turn right onto a public footpath which takes us through ancient field boundaries and back down to Harlech and to the Centre.