Storm Francis reveals ‘ancient’ forest in Cardigan Bay
A selection of images of the recent discovery of tree stumps on Llanrhystud beach, Ceredigion, the west coast of Wales. The discovery followed Storm Francis, named by the UK Met Office, which battered the Welsh coast on Tuesday 25 August, 2020, bringing 70mph winds and up to three-and-a-half inches of rain.
Petrified trees on Llanrhystud beach
Tests are to be carried out at the Llanrhystud site to determine its age.
The story was picked up by the BBC, and a news snippet was broadcast throughout the day, 10 September, 2020.
Cambrian News: Did Storm Francis uncover more of fabled sunken forest?
Llanrhystud: Storm Francis Uncovers Llanrhystud’s ‘Lost’ Shoreline Forest
BBC Wales: Storm Francis uncovers more ‘sunken’ forest in Cardigan Bay
Daily Mail: Storm Francis uncovers part of a petrified Welsh woodland that has been submerged for 4,500 years and inspired the legend of the ‘Lost Hundred’
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Maritime Officer also recorded the timbers on a site visit, 21 August 2012. View details: Submerged Forest, Llanrhystud
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