Battle Mountain, Little Mountain

22 Jun

The tower on Mynydd Cadle Common

Sometimes when I go out to sketch, the scenery is so atmospheric and so fleeting that only photographs will do. This evening was one of those times. Husb and I were driving along Mynydd Newydd (New Mountain) Road which bisects Mynydd Bach (Little Mountain) Common to the northside and Mynydd Cadle (Battle Mountain) Common to the southside and I saw the incredible late evening light hitting the Tower on Mynydd Cadle. Husb’s family hail from this area and I’ve heard many fleeting references to ancient battles but I’m not sure when they happened.


It’s a semi-rural area and home to many species. As the sun set I caught these trees outlined against the vivid clouds.


Turning towards Mynydd Bach common and looking West into the setting sun, the West Wales coast is just there in the distance.


I’ve been travelling around South Wales with archaeologist Dewi Bowen, who is researching his new book on Neolithic / Bronze Age monuments. His previous book on the stones of Ancient Siluria (South East Wales) can be found here. Also with us  is film maker Melvyn Williams, recording a documentary about our experiences. Some of Melvyn’s short films can be seen here. If you want to see some of my other artworks, please click here.

8 Responses to “Battle Mountain, Little Mountain”

  1. alethakuschan June 23, 2016 at 15:51 #

    amazing landscape

  2. Phil Cooper June 23, 2016 at 08:47 #

    Stunning skies, and what a glorious landscape 🙂

  3. allesistgut June 23, 2016 at 07:30 #

    This is an unique atmosphere, lights and clouds. Awesome! Have a lovely day. 🙂

  4. paperstew June 22, 2016 at 23:43 #

    Wow, what color and sky! I’m glad you take a few photos and add them to your blog! I want to visit….

    • Rosie Scribblah June 23, 2016 at 06:16 #

      Please do, you can stay here, no problem. You could fly into Bristol, or stop off in Ireland first and get a flight or ferry over here – just a short hop 😊

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