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Pontneddfechan Waterfalls
Sgwd Gwladys

7th November 2015

Leader: Terry Johns




We visited the famous Sgwd Gwladys Waterfall after a period of rain which had swollen the river higher than we'd seen on previous walks.  The leader had to shorten the walk because of the conditions.  Often there is just a trickle of water over the waterfall but today a torrent flowed over and made its way downstream.  We later visited the entrances to old mines and a ruined watermill before making our way out of the valley onto higher ground.  Swansea Ramblers offer a range of walks for most abilities from the long strenuous mountain walks for the experienced walker to the short, easy lowland walks where maybe you'd like to explore walking for the first time with a friendly group of people.  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 Terry Johns


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Entering the gorge at Pontneddfechan


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River swollen with rain water


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Water is moving quite fast!


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More water than we remember seeing before


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Lots of leaves lie on the ground


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Terry takes us to old mine workings


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Strong surge of water


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Another mine adit


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Which Terry tells us about


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Path leads to the waterfall


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Stop to look at the water before heading to the fall


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Sgwd Gwladys


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Now across the bridge for a closer look


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Magnificent today


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Huge amount of water heading downstream


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Heading for the mill


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At the confluence of two rivers


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Another mine adit


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Which is full of water


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The ruined watermill


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Lush ferns


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Toadstools


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Leaving another mine adit


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Ascending from the gorge


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Quieter away from the water


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Another stream


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Lichen


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Descending back to Pontneddfechan


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Into the Angel for refreshments
Now you've seen the photos, check out how the video brings it all to life at:
YouTube Video of the walk






Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2015
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