SM7626 : Dowrog Common SSSI

taken 11 years ago, near to St David's, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Dowrog Common SSSI
Dowrog Common SSSI
This expanse of swampy common land has been used for grazing and turfcutting for many centuries. Since becoming an SSSI in 1954 it has been managed to preserve its biodiverse richness in animal, insect and plantlife.
The area was once known as Tyr-y-Pererinion, or the Pilgrim's Land and the ancient Ffos y Mynach/Monks' Ditch track still crosses it. The name'Dowrog' is said to derive from 'Cug glas y ddyfrog' or the watery green hillock.

Timber spars laid across the bog to make a trackway were found here in the mid C18, a practice used from prehistoric times to enable access across wetland areas. The slatted causeways seen here are the modern version but they are now broken, sunk or overgrown in several places so that following the monks' route in wet weather is quite a tricky business.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 23 July, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 769 266 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.6128N 5:14.6124W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 768 266
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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