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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Leader: Dave Bird
Setting off in the cold from Trefil
Pockets of snow still on the ground
Dave and Professor France tell us about the history
Stopped at the cairn
Dave tells us some more history
Snow still on the mountain tops
Lunch stop out of the wind
Then climb out of the valley
Final couple of miles over bleak terain
Ground churned up by heavy machinery
Stone sleepers for tramway
Dave explains about the tramway
Final mile along embankment that replaced tramway
Back to the cars in Trefil
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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