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Nation diary: on the Severn Manner with a heron and buzzard for firm

Caersws, Powys Afon Hafren meanders to the flood plain, a broad, stately, river in snug center age

Lengthy earlier than the Romans constructed their two forts at Caersws, the ridge to the west of the city was dominated by the ramparts of Cefn Carnedd. Within the low afternoon sunshine the defensive banks that also rise above the hillside woodland had been picked out by deep shadows.

The iron-age fortress stands above a kempt farmed panorama drained by the afon Hafren (river Severn) because it meanders throughout the valley ground. Just a few miles from the place it rises, gathering quantity from the tributary streams funnelling in from the various aspect valleys, it has already modified from a full of life moorland torrent to a broad, stately, river in snug center age.

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