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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Talley Abbey
A walk with the Ramblers affiliated Gower Society

20th March 2011

Leader: Karen Gibbs





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Karen Gibbs


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Setting off from Edwinsford


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Walking the hillside


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... with views down the valley


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... and a mansion that's seen better days


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Following the River Cothi to Abergorlech


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Plenty of water in the river


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Tadpoles in a puddle


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A bend in the river


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Into Abergorlech


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The Black Lion pub is very choosy about its clientele


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The bridge over the Cothi at Abergorlech


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Crossed the bridge to walk on the other side of the river


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The path to the river is uphill first!


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Ferns and mosses indicate a damp environment


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Picking our way over fallen trees in the pine forest


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An atmospheric mossy green area


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Back to the riverside for a while


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Autumn leaves are still all around


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Zetta examines the moss on the trunk of a dead tree


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Uphill and away from the river


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A stream flows into the Cothi


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and a bridge takes us across it


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High above the river and moving further away from it


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A few stiles to cross


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Disappearing over the horizon


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Found a farm that keeps goats


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Heading for the hill top


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Still on a footpath to the moor


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Someone doesn't like footpaths then?


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Onto the high level access land


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Still no leaves on these windswept trees


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More hills in the distance


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Stile is nailed to the tree trunk !


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Heading for the hill above Talley


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Talley is around that woodland and down in the valley


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Descending to Talley


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Still some way to descend


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A bit more downhill and we'll be there !


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Talley Abbey in the distance


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Funny looking sheep !


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Better not mess with it or it will send us al-packing (Sorry! - couldn't resist that!)


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Had a good look around but now we've got to get back


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Interesting sculptures on the way


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A garden full of them!


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Fine old trees line our way


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Another Red Kite came to check us out


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Last few yards back to the car


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and back to Llandeilo for a well-earned drink





VIDEO: Group walking in the area around Talley
Duration: 01m34s





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Ordnance Survey map of the area
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2011
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