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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Mynydd Brombil
(near Margam)

22nd August 2010

Leader: Gail Allen




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: Gail Allen


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Starting in Margam near the Twelve Knights Pub


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Walking alongside the stream in Cwm y Brombil


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Stream is in full flow after the rain


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A beautiful hidden valley just off the M4


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Raindrops still cling to the fir trees


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The turquoise pool has turned green!


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Walking through the fir plantation


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Uphill for a while


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Nearly reached the Llan-ton-y-groes ruin


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Gail leads the way uphill


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Going through the forestry


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Emerging from the trees at the top of Cwm Rhys


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Descending Mynydd Brombil


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On the way down to Goytre Farm


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Sunshine after the previous day's rain


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One way to walk the dog!
- and look at the view of Swansea Bay!



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Merfyn leads the descent


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Extensive views over Mynydd Brombil to Pen y Cae and Swansea Bay


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Lots of butterflies around


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Here comes another one!


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Nearly down to the farm


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Through the farmyard to Goytre Road


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The corrugated St Peter's Church


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Gail leads the climb back onto Mynydd Brombil above Taibach


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Taibach and Pen y Cae behind us


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Warm and sunny now


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Nice spot for a tea stop


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... with views over Port Talbot to Swansea and Gower


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Merfyn and Roger enjoying the tea stop


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Port Talbot Docks


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This would be a beautiful route for the Wales Coast Path
- Why go through the built up town!



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Even Corus Steelworks looks good from here!


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Large fungi growing


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Ceri enjoying the views


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Another fungus!


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Heading for Brombil


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Gail finds plenty of delicious blackberries


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Beautiful walking route just above the busy M4


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Ascending Cwm y Geifr but these are sheep not goats!


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Corus Steelworks


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Few of the group had walked here before


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High above the M4


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How many people have driven on the M4 below and not realised there is a path up here!


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Wonderful coastal views


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Descended back to Brombil and walked under the M4


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Path returns past the college


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Over the stream


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Into the estate in Margam


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Back to the cars


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Some of us made use of the local pub!




All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2010
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