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Photos by Ray Cooper Page last updated: 2017-11-04

March 2007

Ystumtuen: To the north, it covers the large village of Ponterwyd: to the south, the hamlet of Ystumtuen (containing only a few houses) and the rather larger tourist-trap of Devil's Bridge. Possibly also isolated houses further afield.

The site itself is merely plonked on the shoulder of an isolated hillock: there is no vehicle access to the site, and indeed not even a footpath: presumably the maintenance team have to park in a layby on the road and scramble up over rough grassland carrying all their gear.

The CCI site label, and another one having little relevance to broadcasting:
who is going to struggle up here to read it? Note mis-spelling of station name!

The access track is to a local farm, does not serve the station

The relay from the minor road that passes immediately to the east

4 vertical logs pointing towards Devil's Bridge: 2x vertical logs toward Ponterwyd

2x horizontal receiving logs on Blaen Plwyf

The equipment cubicle. The base of what looks like an old cabinet is in the foreground: not known if it formerly contained another user's gear (no evidence on pole for this) or if it was formerly a broadcast equipment cabinet: if so, this must have been an uninviting site in bad weather.

The view north. The western fringe of Ponterwyd visible in the valley bottom.

The view south. Ystumtuen village in the mid-distance: beyond it, the edge where the land falls into the Rheidol gorge.

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