|Welsh: Y Borth|
Borth with Cors Fochno, the River Dyfi estuary and Aberdyfi in the background
Borth shown within Ceredigion
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
Features and history
An ancient submerged forest is visible at low tide along the beach, where stumps of oak, pine, birch, willow and hazel (preserved by the acid anaerobic conditions in the peat) can be seen. Radiocarbon dating suggests these trees died about 1500 BC. This submerged forest is also associated with the legend of Cantre'r Gwaelod.  
Cors Fochno, a raised peat mire, part of the Dyfi Biosphere , the only UNESCO Biosphere reserve in Wales, is located next to the village together with the Dyfi National Nature Reserve and visitors' centre at Ynyslas. The long distance footpath the Dyfi Valley Way passes through the village.
On 4 April 1876 the entire Uppingham School in Rutland, England, consisting of 300 boys, 30 masters and their families, moved to Borth for a period of 14 months, taking over the disused Cambrian Hotel and a large number of boarding houses, to avoid a typhoid epidemic.
In 2008 and 2009 Borth hosted the Square Festival.
The Borth inshore lifeboat (ILB) station was established in 1966 and is located at the southern end of the beach.
References in popular culture
- Lindsay Ashford, crime novelist and journalist
- Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for the Ceredigion constituency
- Kevin Ashford, West Wales correspondent for ITV Wales News
Borth had a representative on Cardiganshire County Council from its formation in 1889. The first councillor elected was the Rev. Enoch Watkin James, Brynderwen, a Liberal candidate and Calvinistic Methodist minister. Following his election in January 1889, according to a local newspaper, 'flags were generally displayed and after nightfall bonfires lighted, fireworks discharged, houses illuminated and hundreds of people paraded the streets up to a late hour. About six o'clock, the rev gentlemen and friends were drawn in an open carriage through the village and, addressing the assembly, said that the day was rapidly approaching when laws would be made by the people for the people'.
From the 1970s until his death in 2001, Borth was represented on Ceredigion District Council and, latterly, Ceredigion County Council, by Tom Raw-Rees, who also stood as Conservative candidate for Ceredigion and Pembroke North at the 1983 General Election.
Borth is also the name of a ward on the current Ceredigion County Council, which covers the communities of Borth and Llandre. The current County Councillor is Cllr Raymond Quant of the Independent Group.
|Ceredigion County Council Election 1999 Borth Ward|
|Liberal Democrat||David Peter Shankland||173||21.5||n/a|
|Borth By-Election 29th March 2001|
|Ceredigion County Council Election 2004 Borth Ward|
|Plaid Cymru||Mark Anthony Strong||277||36.2||+16.6|
|Ceredigion County Council Election 2008 Borth Ward|
|Independent||James Whitlock Davies||333||43.4||n/a|
|Ceredigion County Council Election 2012 Borth Ward|
|Independent||James Whitlock Davies||292||40.4||-3.0|
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Ceredigion
- BBC News
- BBC Programme clip about the Submerged Forest
- "Coast - Submerged Forest". BBC. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
- Video BBC Video: Programme clip about Cantre'r Gwaelod
- "Borth Coastal Defence - Written by Ceredigion County Council". 2010-10-12. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18036/18036.txt Uppingham by the Sea, a Narrative of the Year at Borth, Author: John Henry Skrine, Release Date 22 March 2006 from Project Gutenberg
- Q Magazine, July 2006
- Nancy Bond, A String in the Harp, Atheneum, 1976
- "Cardiganshire County Council". Cambrian News. 25 January 1889. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- Details for Borth, Ynyslas and Clarach
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Borth and surrounding area
- Borth Community Information Website
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