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An echo of Tarvin's past exists a short walk from the village at the 'Roman Bridges'. Roman in this context is completely false as the bridges are mediaeval pack horse bridges from the days when goods were transported up and down the country in packs on ponies They cross the river Gowy (another welsh word meaning boundary), as part of on old packhouse track across the river and the marshy ground surrounding it. Today the river has been channelled through the central bridge, one of the others crosses a small pond and the other still crosses marshy ground. Only when the Gowy floods, which is does most winters, do the bridges cross the river now. The area surrounding Roman Bridges is a small nature reserve, and very popular in the summer.

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