The Stone Circle

There are estimated to be three stone circles here at Cerrig-y-piggwyn, although all are now small and insignificant and difficult to find.  Visitors now are more often passing sheep or the wild ponies that still inhabit the Black Mountains.

No one knows the size of the stones that now lie buried in the earth, but they may be similar to those at  Scotland Callanish, the tallest of which is over 15 feet, but all of which were covered almost to their full height by the soil.

The stones pre-date the Druids, and the reason for their being is lost in the mists of time.  Wales is littered with circles and standing stones, erected perhaps to a formula researched by Professor Alexander Thom whose books on the subject of stone circles are authorative and exhaustive - and controversial.