On A Beach In Wales, Storms Uncover The Haunting Remains Of A 5000-Year Old Forest

Spooky.

1. Huge storms and gale force winds have stripped away much of the sand from this Welsh beach, revealing a surreal landscape.

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2. The storms removed sand from stretches of the beach between Borth and Ynyslas in Ceredigion, Mid Wales.

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3. Leaving behind the remains of ancient oak trees.

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4. The trees date back to the Bronze Age, between 5500 and 3500 years ago.

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5. (You can count the rings yourself if you like.)

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6. The tree stumps were embedded in peat and conserved by the lack of oxygen.

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7. Usually, the tree stumps can be found one metre below the normal surface of the beach.

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8. They were sometimes visible at low tides before the storms.

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9. But now they’re right here for all to see.

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10. Including a new section further north near Ynyslas with the remains of oak and pine trees.

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11. And they look pretty spooky just sitting there.

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12. Casually.

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13. On a BEACH.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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