COED - GAER FAWR - WOOD



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Yesterday we went for a short walk to COED (WOOD) GAER FAWR (LARGE FORT) near Welshpool - Mid Wales.
Caer Fawr is a large hill - densely wooded - in which has been discovered a massive hill fort.
An impressive Iron Age hill fort known as Gaer Fawr Camp (a Scheduled Ancient Monument) occupies the summit of the hill with clearly visible ramparts enclosing a flat camp area with two entrances. Here there are areas of non-woodland habitat (grassland, bracken and scrub) and relatively open woodland dominated by mature broadleaved trees with patches of dense younger self-sown trees.
We went both 'to find the place' and to savour 'the best of the bluebells'. I am sure we will go again.

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