Swansea Ramblers Walk
19th August 2012
Leader: Lynne Esson
This walk took us onto the hills to the south of the visitor centre. We saw views of Caerau and Brynheulog before entering a magical wood that led to the Pen y Castell viewpoint.
We then passed between the remains of the tips of the old coal mine before following a path overlooking the Afan Valley which led back to the visitor centre.
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Leader: Lynne Esson
Started off in a shower of rain but still had views
It was drier in this forest on the hillside
Had a few streams to cross
This was an atmospheric wood with strange moss covered trees
The clouds drifted around the trees
We made our way through the woods to find the viewpoint
After lunch we headed back along another path
Another panorama came into view
Leaving the forest
Dry now as the weather got better and better
Zetta found another use for the County Boundary Stone
Took the rocky path back towards Afan Argoed Centre
A few more streams to cross
But they were not too deep!
Heading for a former coal mine
The path goes between the old spoil tips
Lovely views up here
Pontrhydyfen in the distance
On the final leg of the journey and we'll soon be in the cafe!
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Andrew Morgan 2012
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