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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Roman Camps, Moor and Usk Reservoir

14th March 2010

Leader: Dave Bird




Professor John France was to lead one of his historical walks high above the Usk Reservoir where there is one of the best preserved Romas Camps in Britain.  Unfortunately John was indisposed but armed with John's notes, Dave Bird agreed to lead the walk.  Thank you Dave for agreeing to lead at short notice and thank you John for devising the walk.   If you'd like to try a walk then do come along and find out what all this Swansea Walking in the great outdoors is all about.  It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.  If you get the bug and want to walk or stroll regularly then you can also become a member.  Just ask us about the walks we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Dave Bird


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Leaving Glasfynydd Car Park


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Snow capped mountains ahead


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Climbing the undulating terrain


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No!\  We're not going up that mountain
(not today anyway!)



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Crossing one of a number of small streams


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John gave detailed notes on these prehistoric burial sites to Dave


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Examining another burial site


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Red kites flying around the area


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Yet another burial site


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And another!


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More red kites fly over


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Pen y Fan behind us in the distance


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Heading northwards. Great visibility today


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Walking the side of a deep valley


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Climbing to the high point with Usk Reservoir in background


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Reached the Trig Point. Good 360 degree views


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Another burial mound


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Heading for the Roman road


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Stopped at a Roman Fort looking at the tremendous views


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Roman road needs some Roman plumbing!


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Snow on the mountains


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Usk Reservoir from the Roman road


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Beginning the descent to the reservoir


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Hard going through the rough ground


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Usk Reservoir


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Got there at last!


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Walking around the reservoir circumference


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View from our tea stop


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Not far to the cars


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Through the forest to reach the track


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Which track do we follow?


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Found the right track - cars are just ahead


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Last climb!


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Back at Glasfynydd


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One more look at the views we left behind!




All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2010
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