SN7553 : Cwm Doethie byway destroyed, Ceredigion

taken 3 years ago, near to Gouallt [other Features], Ceredigion, Great Britain

Cwm Doethie byway destroyed, Ceredigion
Cwm Doethie byway destroyed, Ceredigion
Looking down south-west towards the ford and footbridge, the former drover's road between Abergwesyn and Llanddewi-Brefi was washed away by storm rains in early spring 2014. The unsurfaced byway has been eroded and damaged by convoys of "off-roaders" in their four wheel drive vehicles for many years, and now the weather has totally broken through the fragile stony topsoil, making it totally impassable. The road is closed between the Afon Doethie Fach and the chapel at Soar-y-Mynydd. Some walkers and mountain bikers are still using the route, but extreme care is needed on this section which is still collapsing unpredictably. A small stream (torrent following heavy rain) now flows down the trench, which is more than two metres deep in several places.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 7593 5341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.8982N 3:48.9230W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 7598 5339
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Byway  Road Closed  Drovers Road 

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