Swansea Ramblers Walk
7th July 2010
Leader: Gail Allen
It was a bit wet today! We started in Llangynwyd and ascended to Margam Forest. It became very misty here but we found our way to the descent, passing Larch felled due to disease. Eventually we got back to the pub and dried out over a drink!
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Leader: Gail Allen
Oh No! Llangynwyd's a bit wet!
... but we don't care about the rain! We can dry out later in the pub!
Ah! ... Now did I remember to ask the landlord's permission to park? Hmm....
Lynne won't let the rain spoil her walking
First view of the day when the mist lifted slightly!
... and Gail shows us on the map that view
Rain is dripping off our clothes
Harry and Lynne stride into the lead
Stopped to admire the view - and we just saw some deer!
A lot of trees cut down in Margam Forest
Gail examines the memorial stone in the forest
Memorial stone to Billy Vaughan is hard to read
Lynne, Roger and Ceri beginning to dry out!
Misty again on top of the mountain
Very misty! Gail shows us on the map what we should be seeing!
Walking part of the Coed Morgannwg Way and a Llynfi Valley 7777 walk
The trees have been felled and the mist hides the landmarks!
Harry counts the rings on the tree
When Gail came to recce the walk, someone had moved the trees!
Mist getting worse
This way! Straight on!
Gail examines thistles that are almost as tall as her!
Thistles have droplets of water from the mist and rain
Descending out of the mist
Fungus is killing the larches
These trees have turned brown and died because of the disease
That's where those other trees went!
... and there are more of them
Leaving the forest for the delights of tarmacadam
Sign painted over and shot at - don't think they like Ramblers!
View opens up down the valley
Descending towards Llangynwyd
There's the village in the mist
Can't see the pub - have they moved that too?
The church is getting nearer
Back in the village and almost back to the pub
Yr Hen Dy (The Old House) thatched pub
Back to the car park and nobody got clamped - Gail had agreed parking after all !
Everyone back to the pub to dry out and enjoy a drink - Best way to end a walk!
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Andrew Morgan 2010
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