Whilst Snowdonia has not yet been hit by the storms that wreaked havoc last year the winter swells have still disturbed the sands sufficiently to reveal a section of the hidden forest.
We popped-down to the beach again this weekend and took the opportunity to snap a few more pictures of the ancient uncovered forest. Depending on which report you read, the tree stumps and trunks that you find are between 3,500 and 6,000 years’ old.
The beach is proving to be a real tourist attraction! If you fancy popping down yourself, the submerged forest is clearly visible at low tide. Get yourself to the promenade, turn to face the sea, and then turn left. Walk for a couple of hundred metres down on to the beach and there it is.
The storms that hit the Welsh coastline in January 2014 caused thousands of pounds of damage to coastal defences and buildings but did have a silver lining as they uncovered 4-miles of ancient woodland stretching between Tywyn and Aberdyfi that had previously been submerged beneath the sand and shingle. Whilst it is not uncommon for storms to reveal parts of Tywyn’s Petrified Forest it has been many years since such a large area has been revealed.