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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Sunday Lunch at the Pen y Cae
(with a waterfall walk thrown in)

27th April 2014

Leader: Zetta Flew




Swansea Ramblers enjoyed their Pen y Cae Sunday lunch so much last year that we decided to go to the Pen y Cae Inn again this year.  Of course we needed an excuse to indulge so a stroll to the famous Henrhyd waterfall was arranged.  The weather was dry despite the forecast and we had a lovely walk with fabulous views.  We like to do Gower Walks but we also wander further afield and this walk just entered the southern border of the Brecon Beacons national park.  After a great walk, over twenty hungry Ramblers descended on the Pen y Cae where we had pre-booked our treat.  We were not disappointed and had a great time socialising over lunch.  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 and social events we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Zetta Flew


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A bit of road walking at first


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Good to get the road walking out of the way first


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But there's a lot of road and uphill !


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At last!  There's the path


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Still uphill


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Downhill at last


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Then up to the transmitter


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Cribarth mountain in the distance


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Crossing the disused Brecon railway line


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Over the high moor


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Wonderful views from here


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But very wet and boggy after the rain


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Descending at Blaen Llech


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The Llech before it tumbles over Henrhyd


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Lots of water heading for the falls


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Lots of Ramblers heading for the falls!


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Great views on this walk


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Old weathered posts mark the route


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Arriving at the waterfall


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Recent rain meant there was a lot of water


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Someone's dressed for the wet!


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Impressive


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Someone else dressed for the wet!


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Photo Opportunity


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As the water tumbles over


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And we get wet


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But not too wet


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We're enjoying it behind the falls


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Leaving the falls behind


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To follow the Llech into the Geopark


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Bluebells out


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I want to be just like Henrhyd when I grow up!


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Stopped at one of the audio trail machines


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Then we're off again


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Above the river


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Re-group before the next bit


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Over the stream & stile


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The River Tawe looks like a remote Scottish scene


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Lots of people hadn't seen this view


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Nearly back now


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Time for Sunday lunch!!





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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