Y Pigwn Roman marching camps

Constructed in just a few hours, impressive marching camps like the ones at Y Pigwn were only occupied for a few nights, maybe even just one.

The Roman marching camps at Y Pigwn on the lofty summits of Mynydd Bach Trecastell are thought to have been used on two separate occasions. The first camp, constructed approximately 70AD, was the base for 5000 troops and the second slightly later camp overlapping the first housed around 4000.

These marching camps were built by Roman soldiers during their campaign against the local tribes to bring the Roman Empire and the Roman way of life to Wales.

Speed was of the essence. Within a few hours of arrival, they had the defences built, fires lit, tents up and dinner on the go.