SN8256 : Approach to the Devil's Staircase, Powys

taken 4 years ago, 5 km from Abergwesyn, Powys, Great Britain

Approach to the Devil's Staircase, Powys
Approach to the Devil's Staircase, Powys
There are two very steep hairpin bends ahead on this rapid descent into Cwm Irfon. The road is a former drover's route between Tregaron (or Strata Florida) and Abergwesyn, vis Cwm Cammdwr, Cwm Tywi, and Cwm Irfon. The road cannot be negotiated in icy weather, or when the Afon Irfon or Afon Tywi (from Strata Florida) are in flood.

Compare with this image from September 2009: SN8256 : Road approaching Cwm Irfon, Powys
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 8266 5622 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.5017N 3:43.0805W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 8261 5623
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Steep Hill Sign  Valley  Coniferous Forest 

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