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.
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Leader: Dave Bird
Leaving Glasfynydd Car Park
Snow capped mountains ahead
Climbing the undulating terrain
No!\ We're not going up that mountain
(not today anyway!)
Crossing one of a number of small streams
John gave detailed notes on these prehistoric burial sites to Dave
Examining another burial site
Red kites flying around the area
Yet another burial site
More red kites fly over
Pen y Fan behind us in the distance
Heading northwards. Great visibility today
Walking the side of a deep valley
Climbing to the high point with Usk Reservoir in background
Reached the Trig Point. Good 360 degree views
Another burial mound
Heading for the Roman road
Stopped at a Roman Fort looking at the tremendous views
Roman road needs some Roman plumbing!
Snow on the mountains
Usk Reservoir from the Roman road
Beginning the descent to the reservoir
Hard going through the rough ground
Got there at last!
Walking around the reservoir circumference
View from our tea stop
Not far to the cars
Through the forest to reach the track
Which track do we follow?
Found the right track - cars are just ahead
Back at Glasfynydd
One more look at the views we left behind!
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Andrew Morgan 2010
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