SN8256 : Mountain road to Abergwesyn, Powys

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

Mountain road to Abergwesyn, Powys
Mountain road to Abergwesyn, Powys
The famous very scenic former drover's route between Tregaron and Abergwesyn is still climbing out of Cwm Tywi. Over the top is the steep and tortuous descent (the Devil's Staircase) into Cwm Irfon. Off to the left is the wider Cwm Nant y Cloddiad, which also descends into the Irfon Valley. To the right is Coed Nantyrhwch, another part of the giant Tywi Forest.
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.
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 8228 5633 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.5562N 3:43.4162W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 8220 5633
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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