Swansea Ramblers Walk
Cwmavon in search of Richard Burton & Rob Brydon
7th December 2013
Leader: Al Evans
A walk along both banks of the River Afan in search of Richard Burton and Rob Brydon who have been forged in steel and stand on the hillside next to the cycle track. We had a lovely sunny day except for the last hundred yards when the rain came down! Afterwards we gathered in the Bagle Brook restaurant for a social out of the rain! 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.
Leader: Al Evans
We were supposed to park in the lay-by but..
it's become a temporary Christmas Tree outlet!
Down to the west bank of the Afan
Nice bridge and we'll see it again later but we don't use it today!
16 of us out for a pre-Christmas walk
Winter sunshine as we head towards Port Talbot
Reaching the M4, we walked beneath it onto the Wales Coast Path
Soon to leave the Coast Path to pick up the river
Some stopped to admire that view in the sunshine
Then it's northward on the east bank of the river
New housing ahead
with good views of the western hills
Didn't see any bears feeding in the river so don't know what happened here!!
There's that bridge again
Maybe we'll use it another day!
This is why we didn't cross the bridge
More good views on the eastern bank
Nearly in Cwmavon
A little road-walking through the village
and we've crossed back to the west bank
Ah! Richard Burton at last!
Is that a rainbow?
Yep! - so watch out for the shower
that cloud looks black
Crossing to the east bank again
AH! Richard Burton, Rob Brydon and...
apparently the local warden
Don't think he's interested in celebrities
Not that they mind
They always have splendind views up and down the valley
View south from our most northerly point
and group taking in the view north
Then it's retrace our steps to the village
No rain yet
Haven't we seen these three before?
Returning along the west bank of the Afan
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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