Borth Sunken Forest
Borth Sunken Forest

Every winter, after storms have scoured away parts of its extensive sands, large areas of peat appear, littered with fallen tree-trunks and stumps , it stretches intermittently for two to three miles along the shore between Borth and Ynyslas .
The tree stumps are rooted in peat levels and have been preserved in the acid anaerobic conditions .
Radio Carbon dating suggest the trees date from 1500BC , with those near Ynyslas at around 3500BC.
The Sunken Forest is revealed at low tide at many locations around the Welsh coast, from Rhyl and Abergele in the north, Borth and Newgale in the west to Amroth and Newport in the south.

Ref: 11367

Date: 28/02/2013

Location: SN 6065.8909

Borth Sunken Forest

Every winter, after storms have scoured away parts of its extensive sands, large areas of peat appear, littered with fallen tree-trunks and stumps , it stretches intermittently for two to three miles along the shore between Borth and Ynyslas .
The tree stumps are rooted in peat levels and have been preserved in the acid anaerobic conditions .
Radio Carbon dating suggest the trees date from 1500BC , with those near Ynyslas at around 3500BC.
The Sunken Forest is revealed at low tide at many locations around the Welsh coast, from Rhyl and Abergele in the north, Borth and Newgale in the west to Amroth and Newport in the south.

Ref: 11367

Date: 28/02/2013

Location: SN 6065.8909