As I indicated in a previous post, in 2013 I climbed what I thought was Dinas Emrys. For those of you who don't know, Dinas Emrys is a mountaintop stronghold made famous in the Historia Brittonum and Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae as the place where Merlin (or Ambrosius Aurelianus) as a child confounded King Vortigern's advisors and uncovered the prophecy of the Red and White Dragons. Being quite interested in Merlin mythology, I decided to experience the place myself.
|Dinas Emrys (photo from here)|
|Dinas Emrys (diagram from here)|
|Map board at Craflwyn car park|
|The path up the ridge to Dinas Emrys|
|Remains of a tower|
|View of Llyn Dinas from the top of Dinas Emrys|
|View of surrounding mountains|
|Pool and platform|
|More fortifications and building remains|
|Brief video of trees, birds and wind|
|A touch of magic|
|A waterfall I passed on the way back|
|The mountain I climbed in 2013|
|Dinas Emrys, in 2015 (less than half the height)|
Till next time.