SN8375 : Work on leat above Blaenycwm

taken 6 years ago, 5 km from Cwmystwyth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Work on leat above Blaenycwm
Work on leat above Blaenycwm
Extensive work is taking place on this old mining leat, which traverses the steep slopes above the Ystwyth, up valley from Blaenycwm. I wondered if it was to do was a miniature hydro-electric scheme, but just off the left hand side of the pic whatever-it-is leaves the leat and descends fairly steeply to Blaenycwm. One possibility is that the leat is being converted into a path, to take pedestrians and cyclists away from the sometimes dangerous traffic on the mountain road.

Note added: it is indeed a mimi-hydro scheme; the powerhouse can be seen in SN8275 : The Ystwyth at Blaenycwm.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 12 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 8321 7543 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.8663N 3:42.9976W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 8327 7519
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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