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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Afan Argoed

19th August 2012

Leader: Lynne Esson




This walk took us onto the hills to the south of the visitor centre. We saw views of Caerau and Brynheulog before entering a magical wood that led to the Pen y Castell viewpoint. We then passed between the remains of the tips of the old coal mine before following a path overlooking the Afan Valley which led back to the visitor centre





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Lynne Esson


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Started off in a shower of rain but still had views


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It was drier in this forest on the hillside


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Had a few streams to cross


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This was an atmospheric wood with strange moss covered trees


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The clouds drifted around the trees


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We made our way through the woods to find the viewpoint


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After lunch we headed back along another path


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Another panorama came into view


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Leaving the forest


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Dry now as the weather got better and better


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Zetta found another use for the County Boundary Stone


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Took the rocky path back towards Afan Argoed Centre


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A few more streams to cross


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But they were not too deep!


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Heading for a former coal mine


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The path goes between the old spoil tips


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Lovely views up here


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Pontrhydyfen in the distance


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On the final leg of the journey and we'll soon be in the cafe!





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information






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






Google Earth view of walk

If you have Google Earth installed then download the route by clicking the image

Google Earth allows you to fly over the route and see it from different angles
(The Google Earth application can be downloaded and installed from the options on the Google search page)





The statistics for the walk can be seen above.  The graph can be dragged to a different position over the map.
Hover over the bottom of the map for the Play button and controls to toggle between map and graph.
The cog wheel allows you to switch between satellite and terrain views as well as Miles and kilometres.
(If you have a blank screen then you need to download the latest version of Flash Player to view the map)



All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2012
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