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Landscape & wildlife Please note - A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over all functions and services previously carried out by Countryside Council for Wales. While the Natural Resources Wales website continues to be developed, some online services will continue to be provided on this web site.

Dan-Lan-Y-Castell Quarry

This small disused quarry is a nationally important Ordovician site. The shelly faunas of the Arenig age which are found here are unrivalled by those of any other British locality.

Dan-lan-y-castell SSSI aerial photo

©Infoterra Ltd 2010

Managing this site

The site is under private ownership. The special features of this SSSI and CCW’s views about site management have been summarised in a Site Management Statement, addressed to the owners and managers of the land. The statement can be found in the resource section below.

Access information

There is no public access to this site.

Other information

Dan-Lan-y-castell means ‘under the castle bank’ with dan ‘under’; lan is ‘bank, hillside’; y is ‘the’; castell is ‘castle, stronghold; rock’. The irregularly shaped defended Iron Age enclosure occupies a rocky outcrop on the crest of a ridge at c.120m above sea level. The defences consist of a low earthwork bank that at its western end incorporates the rocky outcrop.




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