SN5885 : Sarn Gynfelyn

taken 9 years ago, near to Llangorwen, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Sarn Gynfelyn
Sarn Gynfelyn
A most important feature in the folklore of Wales, Sarn Gynfelyn is said to be the causeway to the submerged kingdom of Caer Gwyddno. The scientific explanation is that it is glacial moraine resulting from the last glaciation and composed entirely of boulders, cobbles and pebbles mixed with various grades of sediments. In this view Sarn Gynfelyn is mostly obscured by the high tide. The end of Sarn Gynfelyn is about seven miles out to sea and is supposed to be the site of Caerwyddno, the city of Gwyddno. Apparently, this is a patch of shallower water through which great boulders in the shape of foundation stones can be made out at low tide. More information can be found here: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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SN5885, 35 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 February, 2009
Category
Glacial feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 587 857 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.0618N 4:4.8064W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 589 855
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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