Ancient Hill Fort Under Threat

As reported in last week’s Free Press, the Iron Age hill fort, Caer Euni, which is on the ridge above the A494 into Bala, could have two 113 foot wind turbines looming alongside it if developers get the go ahead.
The proposed scheme at Bryn y Ffynnon, near Glanrafon, would see the turbines, as well as an access road, being erected close to the fort.  As anyone who has walked up there will know, the fort already looks out across to the Braich Ddu turbines on neighbouring Mynydd Mynyllod.  Visitors to the area would, therefore, be surrounded by turbines as they visit this fort, which the Royal Commission of The Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales has stated is of some historical importance.
A spokesman for Gwynedd County Council explained that the application had been submitted and was currently out for consultation.  More details about the application ( C13/0868/04/LL) can be found by putting that reference into the search on Gwynedd’s Track and Trace site
An interesting website which gives more detail about the Caer Euni hillfort can be found at

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