SN6089 : Ancient peat on Borth Beach

taken 6 years ago, near to Borth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Ancient peat on Borth Beach
Ancient peat on Borth Beach
The smooth brown banks and nodules on this beach are peat and wood, remains of the submerged prehistoric forest. When the tide goes out and they dry off cracks appear. The material is soft and easy to dig into.
The sands move around of course and I am told these features are more likely to be visible during the winter and spring when the beach has been scoured by storms.
The off shore part of the new sea defences is visible on the left.
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SN6089, 244 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Air, Sky, Weather  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 605 895 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.1814N 4:3.2980W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 605 894
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Prehistoric Submerged Forest  Beach  Sea Defences 

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