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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Blackmill to Ogmore Vale

9th July 2016

Leader: Paul Williams




We ventured east along the motorway to explore once more the Ogmore Valley.  Our leader lives here so we were able to enjoy a civilised lunch stop in his converted farmhouse and enjoy some delicious homemade fruit cake!  The weather was a disappointment and the fine views were hidden in the mist.  We still enjoyed the walk and will look forward to our next visit here.  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: Paul Williams


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Paul tells us about the walk


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Three French women joined us


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Setting off from the cattle market


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Along the cycle path


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Waiting to cross a busy road


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Climbing out of Lewistown


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Misty conditions


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Walk up into the low cloud


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Heading for the BBC transmitter


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Then the rain started again


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Heavy for a while


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Descending from the transmitter


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Still wet!


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But we're enjoying!


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Descending the hillside


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An old quarry


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Very steep steps off the hill!


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A footpath blocked with a barbed wire fence


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Lunch at Paul's house


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A 17th Century Farmhouse


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With the date carved above the fireplace


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A chance to dry out and have home made cake in the warm


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Some old objects found during renovation


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Then it's off down the cycle path on the return journey


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The old railway tack went close to the houses


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Nearly back!


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Not far now and the pub will have refreshments!





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2016
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