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The Lost City of Gogyrfan: Uncovering a Landscape of Legend

August 11, 2017

The Undergrad Adventurer

I felt rather overdressed as we struggled up the steep earth bank, the sun scouring the early morning mist from the hillside. As we placed our feet on the dark brown earth, we were merely brushing the surface of an ancient landscape more composed of myth than physical reality.

The Wrong Hill

Finally, after a long hard climb, we reached the top of the hill. The view was incredible and stretched towards Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. However, our moment of elation was punctured as we noticed the hill we had intended to climb was some way over to the west!

Reaching the Summit

Another long arduous hill climb later and we had reached the summit of Old Oswestry Hill Fort, one of a chain of hill forts which dominate the Welsh Marches in Shropshire. As we looked around the windy summit, the ramparts and ditches began to tell us their…

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