Posted by: Geoff | May 11, 2015

View from the mists of time


Looking down to the North Shore from the Great Orme.

Close by is an information board, and below is the English worded version of the information that’s written on it:

‘You are now standing within a Late Prehistoric hillfort. Around you are the remains of over 60 roundhouses surrounded by three or four defensive ramparts (earth and stone banks).

About 3,000 years ago the Bronze Age was coming to an end and the Iron Age was beginning. This was a time of climatic change and social tension. A deteriorating climate reduced the amount of land available, and is thought to have resulted in increased competition for good land and the construction of defended settlements. No proper excavation of this site has yet been made so very little is known about the inhabitants of this hillfort.’



  1. A great view from up there!! I like how the rocks stick out in different places! Good camouflauge for the sheep.. πŸ™‚

  2. Will have to have a good look round that area. Just wish the sun would shine. πŸ™‚

    • It’s shining today, Christine!

  3. Surprised it hasn’t been excavated at all

  4. The Orme and its many secrets. Count me in if there’s ever a dig. My favourite hill fort is Pen y Gaer in the Conwy Valley.

  5. Wow, it sounds like the land still has secrets to reveal. Interesting history.

  6. Sounds like our times: “a time of climatic change and social tension.” I wonder what secets lie below the surface.

  7. Lots of surprises waiting to be uncovered there!

  8. Lets hope archeologists look further under the ground in the near future

  9. A beautiful, atmospheric shot!

  10. A nice prank would have been to show us the Welsh version! Very impressive. Makes you wonder about the people who lived, laughed, loved, survived there…

  11. how interesting!

  12. Wow, so prehistoric!
    Not just all about goats. πŸ˜‰

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