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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Afan Argoed

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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Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Lynne Esson


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Started off in a shower of rain but still had views


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It was drier in this forest on the hillside


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Had a few streams to cross


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This was an atmospheric wood with strange moss covered trees


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The clouds drifted around the trees


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We made our way through the woods to find the viewpoint


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After lunch we headed back along another path


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Another panorama came into view


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Leaving the forest


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Dry now as the weather got better and better


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Zetta found another use for the County Boundary Stone


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Took the rocky path back towards Afan Argoed Centre


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A few more streams to cross


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But they were not too deep!


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Heading for a former coal mine


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The path goes between the old spoil tips


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Lovely views up here


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Pontrhydyfen in the distance


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On the final leg of the journey and we'll soon be in the cafe!





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2012
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