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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Trefil and the Chartists' Cave

7th April 2013

Leader: Dave Bird




Our friends at Cynon Valley Ramblers joined us for a walk to the famous Chartists' Cave where the last major uprising in Britain hid a stash of weapons before marching on Newport.  Dave told us about the industrial history in this bleak and windswept area, then at the cave, Professor John France talked to us about the uprising and it's place in British democracy.  This was a 10 mile Sunday walk.



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Photographs of the Walk



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Setting off in the cold from Trefil


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Pockets of snow still on the ground


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Rough terrain


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Dave and Professor France tell us about the history


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Stopped at the cairn


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Chartists' Cave


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Icicles inside


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Dave tells us some more history


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Snow still on the mountain tops


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Lunch stop out of the wind


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Then climb out of the valley


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Final couple of miles over bleak terain


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Ground churned up by heavy machinery


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Stone sleepers for tramway


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Dave explains about the tramway


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Final mile along embankment that replaced tramway


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Back to the cars in Trefil


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Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2013
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