Storm Arwen’s’masterpiece’ is a result of the devastation caused by Storm Arwen. The blades of tonnes of grass were blasted so hard that they twisted themselves onto a fence, making passersby believe it was made of wood.  

Colin Richards was a landscape photographer who braved the elements to climb Mynydd Pwll-yr-Iwrch (south Wales) on November 28. He came upon an “unbelievable” sight that stretched over 130 metres of fencing.

The father-of-1 took incredible photos of the mountain summit showing the brown moorland grass completely intertwined within the barbed-wire structure.

Molinia (moorgrass) was blown up by northerly winds. It wrapped around the entire fence to create an illusion of hand-woven.  

Among its trail of devastation, Storm Arwen created a 'masterpiece' by blasting tonnes of molinia grass so hard that the blades wove themselves into the barbed wire fence

Storm Arwen, a storm that left a trail of destruction behind her, created an ‘artifact’ in the form of a massive blast of molinia grass. The blades were so sharp they went through the fence of barbed wire.

The blades of grass created an illusion that it had been handwoven into the barbed wire structure. It has now been branded as the 'best fence ever'

It created the illusion of grass being handwoven into the wire barbed structure. This fence has been called the “best fence”

He shared his photos online, where they now have just over 9,000 comments and shares.

Admirers have dubbed it the “waffle fence” by Richards of Maesteg in Bridgend County Borough, south Wales. He said that although it looks artificial, it is actually a natural feature and could be seen for many years.

It’s 130 m long and it continues on.

“The pictures struck me as so extraordinary that I wanted to share them.

“Everybody seems to love them but not all of it is natural.”

Richards stated that he had seen the same thing twice in Rhondda Vale a few years back, and explained that it was not from an Arwen storm. The winds weren’t strong enough to form a structure. 

Colin Richards, 61, from Maesteg, Bridgend, Wales, captured the photographs of the fence as he braved the hill summit during Storm Arwen last Sunday

Colin Richards (61), from Maesteg in Bridgend, Wales captured photographs of the fence when he ran up the hill to Storm Arwen’s peak last Sunday

He said, “With the northerly wind coming off all hills it picked up tonnes and the only obstacle was this fence.

“When I glanced up at the fence, the first thing that struck me was the waffle fence or the waffle gate.

“Every single blade of grass wrapped itself around bars, wires and panels of the fence.

“It looks just like somebody has hand-woven it.”

“It was amazing.”

Amateur photographer claimed that he has been taking pictures of this hill in Maesteg ever since he was 10 years old. Three posts had also been lifted completely by galeforce winds. 

Mr Richards said he has seen it happen twice up in the Rhondda Valley, south Wales, a few years ago, but explained it wasn't from a storm like Arwen so the structure was not as well defined

Richards stated that he had seen the same thing twice in Rhondda Val, south Wales, several years ago. However, Richards explained that it was not from an Arwen storm so it didn’t have a well-defined structure.

The fascinating sight stretches over 130 metres of fencing in Mynydd Pwll-yr-lwrch, south Wales

It spans 130 meters of fencing at Mynydd Plwll-yrlwrch in south Wales.

The 61-year old photographer explained how the fence looked so striking by saying, “Wherever you can see the panels as they are and where the grass is woven around it, it was caught up on both the fence and the barbed-wire strand at the top. 

This grass is deciduous and dies in winter. When it reaches the ground, it will be whipped up by high winds or a strong storm.

“Whatever it happens to, it will cling to.

“There are inches upon inches of dead grass. You can find it all along the south side. [northerly]hits it where only it can, in that fence.

He uploaded 40-year-old photos to Facebook. The response was overwhelming, as the images had been shared over 5,500 times.

Adrian Guest stated: “So, that’s how you grow Shreddies!” It was always my belief that they were knitted.

Users on Facebook were amazed by the images shared by Mr Richards, which he posted on The Natural Beauty of Maesteg Group

Facebook users were stunned by photos shared by Richards on The Natural Beauty of Maesteg Group.

Sharon Parton described it as a giant, grassy waffle. Amazing!’

Kate Ray said, “Incredible!”

Anya Clarke remarked: ‘How amazing! The masterwork of Mother Nature.

Anna Rack stated, “Nature is knitting.”

Kale Taylor stated: “This is naturally occurring? It is simply stunning.

Some people dubbed the fencing as the 'waffle fence' or a 'giant grassy waffle'

The fencing is sometimes called the “waffle fence” or the “giant grassy waffle”.

The images got quite the reaction online, with users astonished by the natural forces creating a 'piece of art'

These images received a lot of attention online. Users were amazed by how natural forces created a piece of art.

Andrew Edwards stated: “What nature can do for a man-made structure is amazing.”

Twitter users are fascinated by this natural work of art and have taken the images online.

Online users were confused by the possibility of this happening and for how long before normality returns.

However, @ExmoorwithJack stated that he believed it would remain there until wind blows in the opposite direction.