View from the Trig Point
Moel-y-Gest at 263m qualifies as a Marilyn, situated to the west of Porthmadog, it has far reaching views of the Llyn Peninsula, the Rhinogydd, Moelwynion, Moel Hebog, and Snowdon. As well as the great views you will also find a hillfort which shows some resemblance to the "nuclear forts" of the Early Middle Ages found in Scotland. The fort has several peculiarities which makes it difficult to understand, for most of its perimeter, the boundary defenses follow natural features to give it good defensive potential, but at the north western part, where the entrance lies, it is set back from the cliff making it vulnerable to an approaching enemy who would be invisible until close at hand. The perimeter wall contains a selectively large numbers of white quartz stones, so it is possible the fort had a religious rather than military significance.
When: Sunday 9th October, 2022
Where: Moel-y-Gest Trig Point
After the Event 9 Usual Suspects invite all attendees to accompany them on their exploration of this fascinating location.