Prehistoric Submerged Forest - 6
Prehistoric Submerged Forest - 6

The 2014 New Year Storms , scoured the beach at Newgale , removing enough sand to expose the remains of an ancient forest.
A "drowned forest" , submerged about 6,000 years ago , as a result of a rise in sea level.
As the 'Ice Age' came to an end rising sea levels , flooded low coastal areas - reworking gravels and sands into sandy beaches and shinge ridges which gradually moved inland covering forests in the process.
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As well as Amroth and Abermawr in Pembrokeshire these ancient forests can be found at many locations around the Welsh Coast including Abergele / Rhyl (north wales) , Borth (west wales) , Goldcliff (south wales).
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In the interest of preservation most of the remains have been recovered with pebbles as the storms and high seas had pushed the pebble bank landward.
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The pic on the left -
A tree trunk amongst a peat shelf and heavy scoured beach - showing the exposed boulders and pebbles .
In the distance - Rickets head
SM 85200.21093
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The pic on the right -
An exposed Peat Shelf .
In the distance the coastal cliffs leading to Solva.
SM 84933.21736

Ref: 12679.855

Date: 14/01/2014

Location: Newgale Beach

Prehistoric Submerged Forest - 6

The 2014 New Year Storms , scoured the beach at Newgale , removing enough sand to expose the remains of an ancient forest.
A "drowned forest" , submerged about 6,000 years ago , as a result of a rise in sea level.
As the 'Ice Age' came to an end rising sea levels , flooded low coastal areas - reworking gravels and sands into sandy beaches and shinge ridges which gradually moved inland covering forests in the process.
--------------------
As well as Amroth and Abermawr in Pembrokeshire these ancient forests can be found at many locations around the Welsh Coast including Abergele / Rhyl (north wales) , Borth (west wales) , Goldcliff (south wales).
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In the interest of preservation most of the remains have been recovered with pebbles as the storms and high seas had pushed the pebble bank landward.
---------------
The pic on the left -
A tree trunk amongst a peat shelf and heavy scoured beach - showing the exposed boulders and pebbles .
In the distance - Rickets head
SM 85200.21093
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The pic on the right -
An exposed Peat Shelf .
In the distance the coastal cliffs leading to Solva.
SM 84933.21736

Ref: 12679.855

Date: 14/01/2014

Location: Newgale Beach