Swansea Ramblers Walk
A walk in Felindre
with Swansea Council
13th October 2013
Leader: Tim Orrell
Swansea Council Countryside Connections
Tim Orrell led us on a walk as part of Swansea Council's Countryside Connections project. Countryside Connections is funded through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 (funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) and Natural Resources Wales.
The lesser known rural wards of Swansea have some lovely walking and Tim took us today through part of the rural ward of Mawr. We had an informative and enjoyable walk despite the rain but we were then able to dry off (and support the rural economy) by taking refreshments in The Farmers Arms in Felindre.
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Leader: Tim Orrell
Tim tells us about some of the flora and fauna we may see
Starting off in Felindre
Passing the Farmers Arms
(Where we dried off and warmed up afterwards!)
Tim tells us about the undisturbed pasture
Heading along an attractive path
Tim tells us about the mature trees
Tim told us about the farming uses of ferns
Which are in abundance here
Reached to upper reservoir
but its raining now!
Into Brynllefrith Forest
Foraging for fungi
Tree bracket fungi
Then it's up onto the exposed plateau
Very wet walking!
This road eventually goes to Ammanford
Peter is beside himself with the rain
(Good old Photoshop!)
Exploring reopened paths on which the council has been working
New gates installed
Really wet now
Path goes through the farm
Views of the lower reservoir
Tim quickly tells us more about the area
then it's off to dry out in the pub!
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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