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Llethryd in Flower

1st May 2011

Leader: Andrew Morgan





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Andrew Morgan


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Setting off from the Dolphin Inn car park


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Pub is next to Llanrhidian Church


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Good views of the church from the Marsh Road


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Went through a field of horses


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We'll be climbing up to Cil Ifor Hill Fort later


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Loughor Estuary and Whiteford point behind us


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Getting warm so off come the layers before the next climb


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Better views to Whiteford as we get higher up


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Common Wood is a hidden bluebell gem


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They were at their best when we went through


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A good display but there will be better to come later on


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Going through the 1960s pine wood


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The ancient woodland is now being restored gradually


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Climbing onto Cil Ifor above the wood


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More views across the estuary


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Common Wood below us


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Up to the trig then down the other side to get out of the wind


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So we could have a tea break


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Leaving Cil Ifor


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Flowers on the roadside


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Getting near Llethryd


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We cleared this path which had become totally overgrown


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This right of way leads to a bluebell wood with public access


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Had lunch in this former Forestry Commission wood which still has a public access agreement


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The Bluebells here are even better than in Common Wood


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Bluebells in Llethryd Wood


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Wood is covered with a carpet of Bluebells


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Luckily they were out at the right time


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Out onto Welshmoor


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Starting to get a bit colder


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We were successful in getting the council to install a gate between two pieces of Access Land


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Forest Common


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A bit muddy under foot but not as bad as when it rains!


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The Red Kite above us didn't have to worry about the mud


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Back onto Welshmoor


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An early orchid


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Sheep ran off when they saw us


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Had a tea stop below Llanellan


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Some old trees on the way down


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Have to walk the busy road due to an on-going illegal obstruction of the footpath


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Onto the Marsh Road


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Llanrhidian Church ahead


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Woebley Castle in the distance


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Almost back


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Had a drink at the Dolphin afterwards and listened to the live jazz


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Nice way to finish the walk and thank the landlord for letting us park.





VIDEO: Jazz concert at the Dolphin Inn
Duration; 01m 38s





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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