Wales Area 9: Dinas Island, Pembrokeshire

CHERISH Project Wales Area 9 Dinas Island

Dinas Island is a high promontory partially detached from the mainland, fringed with steep sea cliffs and separated by a marshy valley at the isthmus, originally a glacial meltwater channel. This wetland area is an important repository of palaeoenvironmental data which will be examined during the CHERISH Project. The surviving fragment of the medieval church at Cwm yr Egwlys also stands as a stark reminder of the power of coastal storms, as much of it was washed away during the Royal Charter Storm, October 25th – 26th, 1859.