Saturday May 25th 2019, 1.30pm
Excursion to Abelleiniog Beach, Castle and Haulfre Stables (SH610 796, LL58 8NU)
We need to start early to allow time for moving cars. Please assemble at Llangoed bridge (Blue circle on Map), leave a few cars and take all passengers to the Beach car park. Reverse this process at the end, just carrying drivers to beach, who can return to Llangoed for their passengers.
We will begin at the beach with discussion of glacial deposits and the natural (scarped) mound with ditch (an outwork to the main motte). Cross road to Lleiniog House gate and discuss its Civil War role Walk along the marsh footpath to the Norman motte and bailey castle which was converted to an artillery fort in the Civil War and had a folly built on top of it in the 18th century.
At Haulfre Ian Jones will open the Haulfre Stables and its exhibition of Edwardian equestrian equipment for us. The stable building and its contents are judged to be one of the best unaltered survivals in the country.
Please tell Frances Llewellyn (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01248 364865) if you plan to attend.
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