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The Cwm Pen Llafar sheepfold 🐑 from the ground, it’s doesn’t look like much. From above, you can appreciate the intricacies and compartments that belong to the sheepfold structure; like pieces of a honeycomb. The herd would gather in the main chamber, and each shepherd would separate out his own sheep into his side enclosure. . I would imagine the entrance is on the right. This leads to the two main central pens and from here, all the satellite pens connect. On the left side you can see the alley leading down to the river. This allowed farmers to wash their sheep before taking them off the mountain to sell, meaning their coat of wool was clean! . This multi-cellular sheepfold is one of the most interesting and well preserved of its kind, with nearly all of these being situated in the Carneddau mountain range. I think this dates back to the 1700s. . #sheepfold #carneddau #criblem #farm #smallholding #birdseye #cwnpenllan #carnedd #sheepfolds #archeology #river #stream #mountains #exploring #eryri #snowdonia #scenery #landscape #farming #farmer #fields #sheepfarmer #sheepfarming #victorianarchitecture #industrialarcheology #industrialarchitecture


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Guided adventure activities in North Wales. Age 4+ Adults~Children > No Experience: Canyon | Climb | Kayak | Mountain | Underground | SUP | Bike 🤙🏔💦