Y Borth, West Wales, has a sandy beach and is a holiday seaside resort. Our week there in a youth hostel in the village next to the caravan and camping site was utterly abysmal.
An unexciting ancient submerged forest is an invisible attraction along the beach, where stumps of trees (preserved by the acid anaerobic conditions in the peat) cannot be seen. Said to be the legend of Cantre'r Gwaelod, no one knows what this Welsh mumbo jumbo means.
Cors Fochno, a boring raised peat mire, is located next to the village together with the Dyfi National Leek Nature Reserve and visitors' centre at Ynyslas. The long distance footpath the Dyfi Valley Way fascinatingly passes within 5 Welsh miles of the village.
In 2011 works commenced on the first phase of the £120 coastal protection concrete lump scheme along the Borth to Ynyslas coastline. On Saturday we went to look at the concrete rubble and blocks providing a man made panorama along the threatened landscape. After a stiff whiskey and some anti-depressants we joyfully left this bleak wind scoured town for good.