SN8056 : Across Cwm Tywi by Dolgoch, Ceredigion

taken 4 years ago, near to Dolgoch [other Features], Ceredigion, Great Britain

Across Cwm Tywi by Dolgoch, Ceredigion
Across Cwm Tywi by Dolgoch, Ceredigion
At the foot of the foreground clear felled area (c.2011-2012) is the renovated house of Nantyrhwch. Across the Afon Tywi, in Ceredigion, is the hostel at Dolgoch, and behind on the west side of the valley is more of the massive Tywi Forest on Bryn Mawr - almost ripe for harvest. I can't envisage these views being like this in ten years time.
The Tywi Forest
The Tywi Forest is a very extensive area of coniferous plantation mainly established in the 1960s over what had been, in the main, open moorland. Abandoned post-Medieval settlements and Bronze Age monuments reveal that this landscape was more intensively populated and used in the past. With many of the trees being well over forty years old, felling is in progress in many parts of the forest, including here, hence the good condition of many of the stony forestry roads. Young trees are also becoming well established in many of the cleared areas.
Dolgoch Youth Hostel
It will soon be noticed that reference to Dolgoch and its nearby companion hostel at Ty'n Cornel will disappear completely from all YHA publicity during May 2017. These, and some other basic traditional hostels no longer fit the YHA's money spinning glossy "holidays for kids" image. Young TRAVELLERS of limited means are no longer what the YHA wishes to encourage. Ty'n Cornel and Dolgoch are thriving and comfortable upland bunkhouse style hostels, open for most of the year and full booking information can be found on the Elenydd Wilderness Hostels website. LinkExternal link
In the meantime, please do not be off by anything the YHA says if you have problems booking through 2017 and beyond. The Elenydd is a wonderful remote area for walking away from "the crowds".

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SN8056, 212 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 8061 5621 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.4699N 3:44.8788W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 81057 55786
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Coniferous Forest  Valley  Hill Pasture  Youth Hostel 

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