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Works carried out on Strata Florida byway

Image of the Strata Florida byway
27th February 2018 

Image of the Strata Florida bywayImprovement works have been carried out on part of a popular byway in mid Powys, the county council has said.

Powys County Council's Countryside Services team recently completed a package of works to repair part of the 'Strata Florida' byway near Abergwesyn, Llanwrtyd Wells.

Classed as a Byway Open to All Traffic, the route is popular with motor vehicles and runs over the Cambrian Mountains and through the Tywi Forest between Powys and Ceredigion.

As part of the works, existing drainage channels that had become blocked were re-opened while sumps were filled in using mixed aggregate along the route to Tywi Forest from Nant Ystalwen Farm. The works were completed by local contractor RF Price of Howey, Llandrindod Wells.

Cllr Jonathan Wilkinson, Cabinet Member for Countryside Services, said: "The works along a 2.5km stretch of this byway will be welcomed by all those who travel along the Strata Florida on a regular basis.

"Our Countryside Services team are planning to return to the site in the summer months to continue maintenance works through Twyi Forest and onto the Ceredigion border.

"The importance of maintaining our rights of way network shouldn't be underestimated. Our public rights of way network can play a vital role in maintaining the health and well-being of the people of Powys."

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