Swansea Ramblers Walk
Aberdulais Guided Tour
16th February 2013
Leader: Zetta Flew
Our Saturday short walk group went for a guided tour of the National Trust tinworks at Aberdulais. We learnt some interesting facts about the industry and history of the site. The tearooms beckoned so we had a really lovely Welsh cawl before setting off for a short 2-3 mile walk along two canals and some woodland.
Everyone enjoyed the day and at the end - well we had to go back to the tearooms for such delights as Lemon Drizzle cake, Bara Brith, Bread Pudding and of course, a nice warm cup of coffee!
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Leader: Zetta Flew
Lyn Fishlock of the National Trust gave us a guided tour
and Yes! He could be related to Trevor but his family left Trevor's Devizes in the last century
The group on the tour of Aberdulais
Lyn tells us about the history
Waterwheel on site
The tour reveals a lot about the works
The chimney at Aberdulais
The waterfalls, once painted by Turner, are impressive but were blown up by gunpowder!
The sluice feeding the water turbine that generates electricity
(Who needs wind turbines!)
Peter and Zetta check out the site
New artwork at the visitors' centre
Anyone seen our owner?
Now we're off to do a short walk
Along the Tennant Canal
Not much meat on him/her/it?
Exploring the woodland
No Zetta! You'll have to wait til we get back!
Aberdulais Canal Basin on the Neath Canal
The old aquaduct that connected the Tennant Canal to the Neath Canal
The famous aquaduct
These lock gates won't hold water any more
...but apparently there is money available to restore the aquaduct!
We weren't the only ones to explore the canal
A number of bridges cross the River Neath
The 'aber' (mouth) of the Dulais River
...and journey's end
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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