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Aberdulais Guided Tour

16th February 2013

Leader: Zetta Flew




Our Saturday short walk group went for a guided tour of the National Trust tinworks at Aberdulais.  We learnt some interesting facts about the industry and history of the site.  The tearooms beckoned so we had a really lovely Welsh cawl before setting off for a short 2-3 mile walk along two canals and some woodland.  Everyone enjoyed the day and at the end - well we had to go back to the tearooms for such delights as Lemon Drizzle cake, Bara Brith, Bread Pudding and of course, a nice warm cup of coffee!   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: Zetta Flew


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Lyn Fishlock of the National Trust gave us a guided tour
and Yes! He could be related to Trevor but his family left Trevor's Devizes in the last century



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The group on the tour of Aberdulais


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Lyn tells us about the history


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Waterwheel on site


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The tour reveals a lot about the works


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The chimney at Aberdulais


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The waterfalls, once painted by Turner, are impressive but were blown up by gunpowder!


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The sluice feeding the water turbine that generates electricity
(Who needs wind turbines!)



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Peter and Zetta check out the site


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New artwork at the visitors' centre


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Anyone seen our owner?


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Now we're off to do a short walk


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Along the Tennant Canal


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Not much meat on him/her/it?


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Exploring the woodland


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No Zetta! You'll have to wait til we get back!


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Aberdulais Canal Basin on the Neath Canal


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The old aquaduct that connected the Tennant Canal to the Neath Canal


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The famous aquaduct


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These lock gates won't hold water any more
...but apparently there is money available to restore the aquaduct!



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We weren't the only ones to explore the canal


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A number of bridges cross the River Neath


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The 'aber' (mouth) of the Dulais River
...and journey's end



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Elaine also took some nice photographs of the day

Click here to see Elaine's Photos






Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Ordnance Survey map of the area
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