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Swansea Ramblers Walk


A walk in Felindre
with Swansea Council

13th October 2013

Leader: Tim Orrell
Swansea Council Countryside Connections




Tim Orrell led us on a walk as part of Swansea Council's Countryside Connections project.  Countryside Connections is funded through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 (funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) and Natural Resources Wales.  The lesser known rural wards of Swansea have some lovely walking and Tim took us today through part of the rural ward of Mawr.  We had an informative and enjoyable walk despite the rain but we were then able to dry off (and support the rural economy) by taking refreshments in The Farmers Arms in Felindre.  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: Tim Orrell


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Tim tells us about some of the flora and fauna we may see


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Starting off in Felindre


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Passing the Farmers Arms
(Where we dried off and warmed up afterwards!)



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Tim tells us about the undisturbed pasture


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Heading along an attractive path


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Tim tells us about the mature trees


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Tim told us about the farming uses of ferns


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Which are in abundance here


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Reached to upper reservoir
but its raining now!



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Into Brynllefrith Forest


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Foraging for fungi


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Tree bracket fungi


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Then it's up onto the exposed plateau


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Very wet walking!


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This road eventually goes to Ammanford


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Peter is beside himself with the rain
(Good old Photoshop!)



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Exploring reopened paths on which the council has been working


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New gates installed


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Really wet now


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Path goes through the farm


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Views of the lower reservoir


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Tim quickly tells us more about the area
then it's off to dry out in the pub!






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



All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2013
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