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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Gunpowder, Reason & No Plot
at Pontneddfechan

23rd February 2013

Leader: Lynne Esson




Lynne took us on a journey of discovery to see a riverside walk where gunpowder used to be made.  A new interpretation trail with audio information follows the river upstream.  We had a lovely 5 mile walk and went back to the Angel Inn for coffee and other beverages.  This was another in the successful series of short Saturday walks that more and more people are discovering.   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: Lynne Esson


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Started at Pontneddfechan


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New Gunpowder Trail


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Fifteen of us out today


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Wrapped up warm against the cold


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Audio information points


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One of the river bridges


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Walking the riverside path


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A frozen waterfall


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Amazing ice formations


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Thick ice


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River Mellte


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Old Tree


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Gunpowder Works


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No Zetta!


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Gunpowder Works


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Gunpowder Works


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Gunpowder Works


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Lynne leads up upstream


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A weir marks the furthest point north


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Back to one of the bridges


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Lynne explains about the area


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Beautiful views from the bridge


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Heading back on the opposite bank


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Starts to get a bit rougher underfoot


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Lots of old trees


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Dinas Rock


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A friendly robin came to see us


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Heading for the cascade


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How far up did you say we have to climb?
No - we'll leave that to the rock climbers!



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Heading back to the pub


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The Angel Hotel


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Enjoying a social afterwards


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Nice to get in the warm pub
You should have joined us!






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