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Swansea Ramblers Walk


River Clydach & Mynydd Gelliwastad

20th April 2013

Leader: Lynne Esson




Lynne took us for yet another outstanding walk in glorious sunshine.  We had completed membership applications handed to us and more new faces came on the walk.  Starting at the RSPB reserve in Cwm Clydach, Craig Cefn Parc, twenty-three of us set off along the riverside path.  Ignoring the footbridge, Lynne instead turned back and uphill to cross the road and continue uphill to Cadwgan Road.  At the end of the road a pleasant green lane took us towards Llwyn-y-Domen Farm.  This track looked like it could be very muddy in the wet but today was no problem.  The path should have gone through the farmyard gate but a tractor was parked blocking access so we had to proceed through the garden to reach the road.  Down the road for almost half a mile, we turned right uphill on unregistered paths on access land that led us up onto Mynydd Gelliwastad.  Here we enjoyed fabulous sunny views south to the sea at Port Talbot and north up to the Brecon Beacons.  Here we enjoyed a lunch stop in the sunshine before descending left then right along a path above the fields.  Turning left downhill on a rocky lane, we turned left on the road and descended to Quarr Road.  Left on the main road brought us to the community centre and the footpath along the River Clydach.  We went past the waterfall and continued north until we reached the bend in the road and the car park.   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 hike, 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


Video of the leader telling us about the walk
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Heading upstream at RSPB Cwm Clydach Reserve


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Some of the twenty-three people out today


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Beautiful sunny day


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Starting the climb to the mountain


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Having a catch up


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Farm track and dry mud!


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Llwyn-y-Domen and problems up ahead


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Tractor parked across the right of way
but he let us through the garden!



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A little bit of road walking


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Starting to climb Mynydd Gelliwastad


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Fine views from here


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Another catch up


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Look at the views Lynne has found!


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Lunch overlooking the Swansea Valley above Clydach


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Heading south


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Swansea Valley below


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Waiting for everyone to catch up


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Descending back to Clydach


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Main road through Clydach


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Waterfall on the Clydach River


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No Zetta!


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Nearly back now


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Final view of the river


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NO ZETTA!


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Back to Cwm Clydach





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2013
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