Swansea Ramblers Walk
30th January 2010
Leader: Gail Allen
Swansea Ramblers offer a range of walks for most abilities.
Try an easy walk of 2-3 hours or our longer strenuous mountain walks for the experienced walker.
Maybe you'd like to explore walking for the first time with a friendly group of people?
- Come with Swansea Ramblers!
If you'd like to try a Swansea walk then do come along and find out what the great outdoors is all about.
It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.
You'll be very welcome to join us for three free walks.
If you enjoy walking with us and want to come on even more of our walks, just become a member.
When you join us for a Swansea Walk, ask us about the other walks and social events we do.
Leader: Gail Allen
We met outside the old chapel in Oakwood at Pontrhydyfen
Visit the first disused viaduct. Had more snow overnight!
That will be the second viaduct to cross in just a few minutes
Another chapel near the first
Onto the second viaduct
Beautiful sunny day to be in the snow
There's the first viaduct which we were on!
Gordon, on the right has walked with West Glamorgan Group
(now Swansea Ramblers)from its creation
These two ladies are some of our most recent walkers
Everyone is happy and laughing - who said walking is hard?
Below the second viaduct
Still laughing and joking!
Famous place Pontrhydyfen!
Richard Burton's birthplace
Under the first viaduct
Goodness! Were we all the way up there?.
Heading for the forestry plantation
Entering Rhyslyn Forest
Cycle path runs along disused railway lines
Visiting Kanji Japanese Garden
Yes! ...Something Japanese! Answers on a postcard....
Stopping for tea
Cold snow - hot tea!
Hmm? Something else Japanese!
Enjoying the tea stop in the Garden listening to recorded Japanese sounds
Tea area has another Japanese symbol
Yet another interesting Japanese item in the Garden
Mark and Eileen have also joined our group recently - welcome!
Information boards in the car park
Descending to the riverside path
Stream in bottom of valley
That's the third viaduct leading to the Japanese Garden
Tree covered in moss and snow caught in the afternoon light
Level walk back to forestry entrance
OK - so it didn't stay level but better downhill than up!
There's the first viaduct again
Low sun silhouettes some of our group
Nearly back at the cars
A couple of hundred yards to go
Back at the cars and still smiling!
Thank you Gail
All photographs Copyright
Andrew Morgan 2010
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