Swansea Ramblers Walk
(A joint walk with Cynon Valley Ramblers)
17th February 2013
Leader: Gail Allen
Gail from Swansea Ramblers led a joint walk which we had arranged with Cynon Valley Ramblers. They are a friendly bunch of walkers and we always enjoy a walk with them. Gail took us up onto the hillside overlooking Crynant just north of Neath in South Wales.
There were splendid views along the valley to the Brecon Beacons and we had a sunny day to enjoy the walk. Gail managed to find just a little bit of mud for us but we didn't mind as her walks are always worth doing. We had a lovely day out then rounded it off with a drink in The Graydon.
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Leader: Gail Allen
Video of leader at start of the walk
Duration 01m 21s
Starting in Crynant
Starting to climb
Gradual climb to begin
Beautiful views up the valley
Now who's responsible for all this mud!
and there's plenty of it!
No way of avoiding the mud
But the views from here are lovely
even if it is muddy
Nearly out of it
Better up here
Tea with glorious views
Then it's off again
Wonderful views on this walk
Down into the valley to cross the river
Good job there was a bridge over the Dulais River
Climbing through the mud
Bottleneck at the gate
Have I mentioned there was a little bit of mud?
Fine views make it worthwhile
Gail leading from the back!
Now this barbed wire fence shouldn't be here!!
Had to climb over a barbed wire fence
at the junction of seven Rights of Way
New kissing gates just after the barbed wire
Henllan Uchaf - An abandoned farm
Descending to Gelli Cottages
Following the farm track down
After Treforgan we went back into woodland
And climbed again!
Lovely sunny day
Well! After you go up - you go down!
The bedrock path was like a river
Still smiling so it must have been an enjoyable walk
Back into Crynant
(and off to the Graydon Public House for refreshments)
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan, Zetta Flew & Elaine Reed 2013
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