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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Ystalyfera

26th March 2016

Leader: Lynne Esson




Nineteen Ramblers turned up (despite the forecast of rain) to enjoy a walk with views and history.  We explored the hillside where mining of coal had taken place then made our way to Diamond Park where a memorial to the mining industry has been established.  A visit to Ynyscedwen Ironworks was followed by a riverside stroll then we finished through attractive woodland.  The rain came and went but didn't amount to much until the last half hour when the heavens opened and made up for the dry spell!  Despite the rain, we thoroughly enjoyed the walk then headed over to The All Blacks Arms for refreshments.  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: Lynne Esson


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Ascending the woodland


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Rain holding off for now


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Lots of good vistas


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Views into the Beacons


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A bit wet underfoot


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Views make up for the weather


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Lynne makes sure we are on the right of way


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Mining spoil from the vanished industry


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And its still wet here!


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Approaching Diamond Park


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Diamond Park is a memorial to those who worked in the industries here


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Reading the information plaques


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Miners memorial


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Crossing the Tawe


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Ynyscedwen Ironworks


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Heading for Glanrhyd


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Ascending to the woodland footpath


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Then the rain returned!


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And it got wetter!


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And wetter!!





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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