Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
The Preseli Mountains
- The highest point on the Preselis is Foel Cwmcerwyn at 1,758 feet, which makes them mountains, but they are nicely rounded so feel more like hills.
- The occasional rocky outcrops are the only place in the UK where you'll find Spotted Dolerite, apart from the circle of Bluestones at Stonehenge.
- It's still not certain if it was glaciers or Neolithic man that transported them but as there are Spotted Dolerite ‘erratics' found in Wiltshire fields, it gives more credibility to the idea that it was glaciers that transported the stones.
- The Preselis were very important in Celtic times. This is where one of the entrances to Annwn, the Celtic underworld, could be found.
- The ancient path, The Golden Road, dates from Celtic times. It crosses the length of the Preselis, from the hill fort of Foel Drygarn to Foel Eryr.
- The best places to go to explore this area are Rosebush, The Gwaun Valley, and Pentre Ifan cromlech near Newport.
ID: 1532 Revised: 2/9/2011