Garn Goch

Garn Goch

Garn Goch (the red cairn) is the largest Iron Age hill-fort in Wales giving commanding views over the Towy Valley and surrounding landscape. A good supply of sandstone on the hill made it possible to build two forts close to each other-Y Gaer Fawr (the large fort) and Y Gaer Fach (the small fort). The stone ramparts on both are visible today. The  remains of previous Bronze Age activity remain including the large stone cairn on Carn Goch thought to be about 4000 years old. The site is situated on a road off the A4069 between Llandeilo and Llagadog. It is close to the village of Bethlehem where there are signs for the narrow road that takes you to the site.

Our Visit

The road to the site close to the village of Bethlehem are well signposted. It was cold clear late Autumn day in 2012. There is good parking available at the foot of the hill. This Scheduled Ancient Monument, managed by  Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, has good information boards at the foot of the path to the forts. The days before our visit had been very wet but we were really fortunate to have a clear day. The views all around were superb and illustrate why this good defensive position was chosen by its ancient builders. A visit to the site is highly recommended.

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