History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Waun Mawn has been described as the remains of a stone row, and also as a stone circle. If it is indeed a row then a lot of stones have gone missing over the centuries! But if it is a stone circle then the remaining stones indicate a circle with a huge circumference.
Nearby is a solitary standing stone, dubbed, naturally, 'Waun Mawn Stone'. This solitary stone is by far the most impressive, measuring some 2.3 metres high. It stands to the west of the main group, but is it part of a larger complex of stones, or something else entirely?
Waun Mawn translates roughly from the Welsh for a peat moorland.
Access to the stones is quite easy, and involves a 5-minute walk on a farm track. There is a rough layby on the B4329, immediately north of the cattle grid at the southern edge of Tafarn-y-bwlch. If you are coming from the north, don't cross the cattle grid!
Look for the layby to the right (west) of the road just before the cattle grid. If you are coming from the south, cross the cattle grid and the layby is immediately beyond it on your left. There is room for two cars.
From the layby go through the farm gate and follow the public footpath up the track. You will pass the Tafarn-y-bwlch Standing Stones on your left after 200m, and after another 50m you will see the Waun Mawn stone on your right, just 10m off the track. It is a very easy walk, but it can be wet and mudy when you leave the fotpath, so good waterproof footwear is essential.
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About Waun Mawn
Address: Tafarn-y-bwlch, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On a farm track off the B4329, 1.5 miles south-west of Brynberian
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Tafarn-y-bwlch Standing Stones - 0.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Penlan Uchaf Garden - 2.2 miles (Garden)
Pentre Ifan - 2.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Newport (Pembrokeshire) Castle - 3.4 miles (Castle)
Carreg Coetan Arthur Burial Chamber - 3.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Dyffryn Syfynwy Stone Circle - 3.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nevern, St Brynach Church & Cross - 3.8 miles (Historic Church)
Nevern Castle - 3.9 miles (Castle)
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