PREHISTORIC LIFE - PRESELI HILLS
The Preseli’s are rich with prehistoric history and evidence of Neolithic life. These hills are strewn with burial chambers, hill forts and settlement remains. Foel Drygarn is topped with three distinct cairns which date back almost 4000 years and are likely to have been constructed as bronze age burial chambers. Slightly later in the Iron Age, a hilltop fort was built around the cairns and the remains of hundreds of circular hut foundations have been identified at the summit by aerial photography.
After descending Foel Drygarn, you find a high path that runs along the spine of the Preseli range, known as The Golden Road - believed to be part of an ancient highway connecting the Wicklow Hills in Ireland (and the gold mined there) with southern England.
And finally, whilst still high in the hills, The Golden Road takes you past the base of Carn Menyn, where there is evidence to suggest that the massive bluestones that make up Stonehenge, 160 miles away in Wiltshire, were transported from here over 4,000 years ago.