SN7673 : Hafod - Rhaeadr Peiran

taken 7 years ago, near to Cwmystwyth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Hafod - Rhaeadr Peiran
Hafod - Rhaeadr Peiran
Since most of the snow is still on the ground in the mountains, the waterfall is little more than a trickle at the moment. It can look quite different Link !
Hafod estate - Hafod Uchtryd
The Hafod estate lies on both sides of the Ystwyth valley and gorge between the villages of Cwmystwyth and Pont-rhyd-y-groes. Until the dissolution of the monasteries, the land belonged to Strata Florida abbey. Having been handed over to nobility, the land came to belong to the Johnes family. In the late 18th century, Thomas Johnes landscaped the gorge according to the principles of the Picturesque style. This means that any landscaping aims to accentuate rather than dominate the natural beauty of the landscape. Today, the land is managed by the Forestry Commission and the Hafod Trust LinkExternal link who have restored the scenic walks landscaped 200 years ago.
Remnants of some of the architectural additions from that period (amongst them a church, an ice house, a cavern and a memorial) are still present, and some are in the process of being restored by the trust, e.g. Mrs Johnes's Garden, a one-acre enclosed flower garden located in a bend of the river Ystwyth.
Although locally usually referred to as just the Hafod estate, the full name of the area is Hafod Uchtryd. A hafod is a summer dwelling and Uchtryd a mediaeval Welsh name.
The National Library of Wales provides a digitised version of an 1810 book LinkExternal link describing a 'Tour of Havod' including 15 painted pictures of the scenery at the time.
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SN7673, 78 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 769 735 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.7762N 3:48.4433W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 769 735
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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