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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Blackmill & Mynydd y Gaer, Ogmore Valley

21st November 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


VIDEO: Leader's Introduction
Duration: 01m 07s



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Just crossed the river


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Road is wet from water running off the mountain


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River runs alongside the route


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Les has brought his dog Toby today


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Lovely valley to walk


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Beautiful views on this road


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Starting to climb


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Soon be at the common


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Stone walls by the roadside


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Having tea on the common


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Zetta's spotted the wind turbines!


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Views to the coast


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Walking the ridge


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Views in all directions


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Toby wants to be in the picture


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Colder today


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Steep valley to our right descends to the road we were on earlier


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We continued on the high ground


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Then started to descend


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Another road coming up


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Also quite wet under foot


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Entered an oak wood


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Descending steeply in the woodland


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Beautiful woodland scenery


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Heading for the track


VIDEO: Cwm Nant Dwr
Duration: 00m 23s



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Main road ahead


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Very busy road


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Back to the start of the walk


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Some of us enjoyed a drink after the walk

The GPS track of this walk is available for download as a Ramblers e-Trail at: http://www.peoplescollection.co.uk/Trail/491








Ordnance Survey map of the area
Resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)




Peoples Collection link

The route of this walk has been added to The National Museum of Wales' Peoples Collection Web site.
A choice of aerial imagery or different scale Ordnance Survey mapping is available.
Click the map to enter their web site (opens in a new browser window)
or copy and paste this link into a new browser window.
http://www.peoplescollection.co.uk/Trail/491




All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2010
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