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Garn Goch CIC

Uncover The Mysteries Of Garn Goch For Yourself

'It's just a pile of stones'.

Well, yes - and then again no.

Get helpful practical information about visiting here.

Let's start with a walk. If you live in easy driving distance or are staying nearby, it's a great place for a good stroll on a sunny day - and awful on a wet, cold, windy one! There are easy to follow paths, magnificent views, and tranquillity comes as standard.

If you fancy a treasure hunt, then try finding a sacrificial altar stone, large flat landscaped areas (maybe for sports or markets), a pool, and a postern gateway (narrow with tall stones either side).

If you like a good mystery, here's one laid out before you to make of it what you will. See if you can answer these 4 questions to your own satisfaction:

1. It looks like a random construction, so how come the main burial mound is (roughly) one third from the western end and two thirds from the eastern end? That's the Golden Ratio, so is that coincidence or plan?

2. Look at the picture above: why is there that regular wave like form? Are those mounds burial chambers within the sacred stones at the eastern end? Or just chance?

3. If this is an Iron Age fort, why have only the walls at the western ends of both hilltops been massively increased? Would there have been enough stones elsewhere to construct 3 metre high, 2 metre thick walls with ramparts on top? And what's your estimate of how many soldiers would be required to defend a fort this large?

4. If it's so ancient, how come the stones are not covered with grass, weeds and lichen? My garden wall is, and it isn't anything like so ancient! Click here for the answer.

When you get back to the car park, read the official info panel, and see what you think about what it says.

If you think there may be more to Garn Goch, then why not take a guided tour, and perhaps have a read of our Tomorrow section?

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