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28 October 2014
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The medieval peat diggings at Tywyn
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Cantre’r Gwaelod – The Lost Land of Wales

Visible at low tides, the remains of an ancient forest can be seen along the coast between Tywyn and Aberdyfi, north of Aberystwyth on the west coast of Wales. Tree stumps and roots of this sunken land can still be found among the medieval peat diggings, which may be the source of the lost lands of the legendary Cantre’r Gwaelod, ‘the ‘Lowland’ or ‘Bottom Hundred’. More...

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