SN7553 : That was the way that was...

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

That was the way that was...
That was the way that was...
... it's over, let it go!!

This is the severe erosion on the byway descending to the ford and bridge across the Afon Doethie Fach in Ceredigion. The former drover's route led from Abergwesyn to Llanddewi-Brefi via Soar-y-Mynydd. The damage, probably caused by convoys of off-roader's vehicles breaking up the vulnerable surface, then torrential rains in early 2014 washing the rest away, now prevents any use by vehicles. Mountain bikers and walkers need to take great care, and be aware that the surface is still collapsing. People are still walking between hostels at Dolgoch and Ty'n Cornel - to Soar-y-Mynydd, and also use this route to gain access to the bridleway down Cwm Doethie Fawr. Ceredigion Council stated that restoration work would start on 19 May 2014 and last eighteen months, but three months later nothing has happened.

I think that restoration should only be to bridleway standard with locked vehicle access only available for adjacent land owning farmers. These byways were not made for such heavy and repeated vehicular "leisure" use such as current laws have allowed.

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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 7563 5331 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.8403N 3:49.1838W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 7565 5333
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Road Closed  Drovers Road  Byway 

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