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Meini Hirion (Llanbedr Standing Stones)


The Meini Hirion or ‘long stones’ are a pair of standing stones situated in Llanbedr. They are in a livestock field on the left hand side of the village as you travel north towards Pen-sarn. The field regularly floods when there is a high tide, and the stones are partially obscured by a large tree which grows close by them.

They are protected from livestock by a rusty iron fence. There is a theory that the stones were the first in a series of Bronze Age marker stones, to guide traders along a trade route inland into the mountains.

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Re: Meini Hirion (Llanbedr Standing Stones)

These stones are thought to be the start of the prehistoric trackway Fonlief Hir which runs from Llanbedr to Moel Goedog Hillfort in the hills behind Harlech. There are currently thirteen stones remaining on this trackway, and it would have indicated a safe route from the shore to to the hillfort.

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