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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Crynant
(A joint walk with Cynon Valley Ramblers)

17th February 2013

Leader: Gail Allen




Gail from Swansea Ramblers led a joint walk which we had arranged with Cynon Valley Ramblers.  They are a friendly bunch of walkers and we always enjoy a walk with them.  Gail took us up onto the hillside overlooking Crynant just north of Neath in South Wales.  There were splendid views along the valley to the Brecon Beacons and we had a sunny day to enjoy the walk.  Gail managed to find just a little bit of mud for us but we didn't mind as her walks are always worth doing.  We had a lovely day out then rounded it off with a drink in The Graydon.   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: Gail Allen


Video of leader at start of the walk
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Starting in Crynant


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Starting to climb


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Gradual climb to begin


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Beautiful views up the valley


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Now who's responsible for all this mud!


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They are!


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and there's plenty of it!


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No way of avoiding the mud


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But the views from here are lovely


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even if it is muddy


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Nearly out of it


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Better up here


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Tea with glorious views


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Then it's off again


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Wonderful views on this walk


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Down into the valley to cross the river


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Good job there was a bridge over the Dulais River


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More mud


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Climbing through the mud


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Bottleneck at the gate


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Have I mentioned there was a little bit of mud?


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Fine views make it worthwhile


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Gail leading from the back!


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Now this barbed wire fence shouldn't be here!!


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Had to climb over a barbed wire fence
at the junction of seven Rights of Way



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New kissing gates just after the barbed wire


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Henllan Uchaf - An abandoned farm


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Descending to Gelli Cottages


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Following the farm track down


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Winter sunshine


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After Treforgan we went back into woodland


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And climbed again!


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Lovely sunny day


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Well! After you go up - you go down!


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The bedrock path was like a river


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Still smiling so it must have been an enjoyable walk


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Back into Crynant
(and off to the Graydon Public House for refreshments)



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