Swansea Ramblers Walk
22nd August 2010
Leader: Gail Allen
Gail led us from Port Talbot up to Brombil and ascended the valley path alongside the stream. The reservoir is usually a beautiful turquoise colour but today it was green! We reached the top of Mynydd Brombil then descended towards Goytre Farm from where we had lovely views across Swansea Bay. We followed the future hillside line of the coast path above the steel works. The views from here are lovely. We then returned to Port Talbot on the lower urban edge path also to be designated as the coast path.
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Leader: Gail Allen
Starting in Margam near the Twelve Knights Pub
Walking alongside the stream in Cwm y Brombil
Stream is in full flow after the rain
A beautiful hidden valley just off the M4
Raindrops still cling to the fir trees
The turquoise pool has turned green!
Walking through the fir plantation
Uphill for a while
Nearly reached the Llan-ton-y-groes ruin
Gail leads the way uphill
Going through the forestry
Emerging from the trees at the top of Cwm Rhys
Descending Mynydd Brombil
On the way down to Goytre Farm
Sunshine after the previous day's rain
One way to walk the dog!
- and look at the view of Swansea Bay!
Merfyn leads the descent
Extensive views over Mynydd Brombil to Pen y Cae and Swansea Bay
Lots of butterflies around
Here comes another one!
Nearly down to the farm
Through the farmyard to Goytre Road
The corrugated St Peter's Church
Gail leads the climb back onto Mynydd Brombil above Taibach
Taibach and Pen y Cae behind us
Warm and sunny now
Nice spot for a tea stop
... with views over Port Talbot to Swansea and Gower
Merfyn and Roger enjoying the tea stop
Port Talbot Docks
This would be a beautiful route for the Wales Coast Path
- Why go through the built up town!
Even Corus Steelworks looks good from here!
Large fungi growing
Ceri enjoying the views
Heading for Brombil
Gail finds plenty of delicious blackberries
Beautiful walking route just above the busy M4
Ascending Cwm y Geifr but these are sheep not goats!
Few of the group had walked here before
High above the M4
How many people have driven on the M4 below and not realised there is a path up here!
Wonderful coastal views
Descended back to Brombil and walked under the M4
Path returns past the college
Over the stream
Into the estate in Margam
Back to the cars
Some of us made use of the local pub!
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Andrew Morgan 2010
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