Join us as we explore some of North Wales' hidden gems. We will be walking some of the most beautiful trails in the country and reporting on news, events and activities; both weird and wonderful. We will be trying and testing activities you might not have known North Wales has to offer, some within our comfort zone and others which are very far out!
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
The Pontfadog Oak
Pontfadog, a small town in the Ceiriog Valley some 4 miles from Chirk, was in the news a couple of years ago for the sad loss of the Pontfadog Oak. Known as "The National Tree of Wales" - a Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) which was estimated to be between 1,181 and 1,628 years old (in 1996).
The Pontfadog Oak shortly after being blown over.
The oak in better days.
Sadly the tree has now been removed altogether, and I could find no trace on a recent visit.