14 – 16 June 2019
Death and Stone – A prehistoric Journey into SW Wales


We are proposing a short field trip for a small group of people to Southwest Wales. The accommodation is at Trellyffaint Farm, which comprises two large farm houses, arranged in a courtyard with ample parking.  There are double rooms and single rooms.


The trip will suit couples or people who are happy to mix and muck-in. We will have the evening meal on Friday at the farm, the lunches in the areas where the archaeology is, and the evening meal on Saturday evening in Newport.





Other Details



2 nights at Trellyffaint Farm, near the village of Newport.

Bed and Breakfast tariff in shared room with private facilities. (Extra nights can be organised).


Course Cost

£195 inclusive of tuition, accommodation, breakfast and evening meal on Friday.

All sites are free to visit.


Single Room Supplement

£20 for a single room (limited availability)



Please make your own way to Trellyffaint Farm, SA42 0NZ, Tel 01239 820 922


Local Transport

If there are enough private cars available we could use them to get around.


Group Size

Ca. 12 people



Professor George Nash is a specialist in contemporary and prehistoric art and is currently a Research Fellow within the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol and Associate Professor at IPT (Tomar), Portugal. Over the past 25 years George has undertaken a number of field projects around the world including Chile, Israel, Norway and Sardinia, resulting in the publication of many papers and books.  George is currently involved in the research and conservation of cave sites in South Wales.


 Related OU Courses

General interest and Prehistory


Itinerary / Study Programme


Day 1 Friday 14 June 2019

Friday afternoon meet and greet lecture followed by hearty debate


Day 2 Saturday 15 June 2019

Visit Pentre Ifan and the monuments that surround it. Afternoon tea at Trellyffaint Farm where George’s ongoing field investigations are taking place. Visit Gos Fawr double stone circles and standing stones in the Preseli Mountains.


Day 3 Sunday 16 June 2019

Visit to Bedd y Afanc (mysterious monument) and finishing at monuments on Strumble head.


This itinerary and study programme is provisional and may be subject to change in response to local conditions