Swansea Ramblers Walk
Sunday Lunch at the Pen y Cae
(with a waterfall walk thrown in)
27th April 2014
Leader: Zetta Flew
Swansea Ramblers enjoyed their Pen y Cae Sunday lunch so much last year that we decided to go to the Pen y Cae Inn again this year. Of course we needed an excuse to indulge so a stroll to the famous Henrhyd waterfall was arranged. The weather was dry despite the forecast and we had a lovely walk with fabulous views.
We like to do Gower Walks but we also wander further afield and this walk just entered the southern border of the Brecon Beacons national park. After a great walk, over twenty hungry Ramblers descended on the Pen y Cae where we had pre-booked our treat. We were not disappointed and had a great time socialising over lunch.
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Leader: Zetta Flew
A bit of road walking at first
Good to get the road walking out of the way first
But there's a lot of road and uphill !
At last! There's the path
Downhill at last
Then up to the transmitter
Cribarth mountain in the distance
Crossing the disused Brecon railway line
Over the high moor
Wonderful views from here
But very wet and boggy after the rain
Descending at Blaen Llech
The Llech before it tumbles over Henrhyd
Lots of water heading for the falls
Lots of Ramblers heading for the falls!
Great views on this walk
Old weathered posts mark the route
Arriving at the waterfall
Recent rain meant there was a lot of water
Someone's dressed for the wet!
Someone else dressed for the wet!
As the water tumbles over
And we get wet
But not too wet
We're enjoying it behind the falls
Leaving the falls behind
To follow the Llech into the Geopark
I want to be just like Henrhyd when I grow up!
Stopped at one of the audio trail machines
Then we're off again
Above the river
Re-group before the next bit
Over the stream & stile
The River Tawe looks like a remote Scottish scene
Lots of people hadn't seen this view
Nearly back now
Time for Sunday lunch!!
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Andrew Morgan & Rob Johnston 2014
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