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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Rhigos Mountain
A joint walk with Cynon Valley Ramblers

21st August 2011

Leader: Gail Allen





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Gail Allen



VIDEO: Leader talking to the group before the walk
Duration 2m 00s




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The high level car park meant we didn't have to do a lot of climbing


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Craig y Llyn is also known as Rhigos Mountain


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The ridge walk of Rhigos Mountain with the lake below


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Still a bit of a climb


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Heather in flower


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One of the 'loops & links' walking routes


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Stone to mark the way


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Fan Girhirych in the distance


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Wonderful panoramas from the Rhigos
(see below for a larger scrollable view)



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Pen y Fan


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Illegal motorbikes are a problem here as well


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Stop for tea with a view


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... and what a view!


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Cynon Valley Ramblers and Swansea Ramblers


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See below for a larger scrollable view of the group


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National Cycle Path follows the route


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Vernon, the Swansea Chair, came on the walk


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More good views


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From this viewpoint you could see from Pen y Fan to Mumbles Lighthouse


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See below for a larger scrollable view


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Trees have been killed by a fungus


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Vernon marching at the rear


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Mumbles again


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Lunch stop above Glyncorrwg


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Into the dark woodland


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Weaved our way through the trees to avoid the mud churned up by the bikes


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Gail promised views here of 'Old smoky' tip and The Bristol Channel but it was too misty


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Lots of other good views to make up for it though!


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On the last mile back


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Walking over the gas pipe line from Milford Haven !


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Route of the pipe line


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Journey's end in sight


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Five minutes back to the cars



A scrollable view from the mountain
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A scrollable view from the mountain
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A scrollable view of the group
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Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information






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