Walking through the Past - North Wales

Walks visiting ancient sites in Anglesey and Clwyd.

Quantocks

The Quantocks are a line of hills stretching from Taunton to the Bristol Channel. The views stretch from Exmoor and the Blackdowns to Wales. With a rich population of wildlife this was the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain. The highest point is Wills Neck at 386m.

The moorland is littered with Bronze Age cairns. They appear on virtually every summit and long chains of them stretch along the ridges. There are several ancient tracks along and across the hills still in use today. They started out as drove routes to avoid the surrounding wetland. There is a high density of Iron Age hillforts and settlements. The coastline is great for fossil hunting.

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