Swansea Ramblers Walk
Craig-y-nos and the Giedd
A joint walk with Islwyn Ramblers
19th July 2015
Leader: Simon Foster
Once again Swansea Ramblers joined with our friends in Islwyn Ramblers for a superb walk in very good weather above Madam Patti's Craig-y-nos residence. Early rain before the walk meant clear visibility on the hills and we felt like we were walking in the foothills of the Alps - which is probably why a Victorian European opera star ended up building Craig y nos in the Swansea Valley.
We were rewarded with a stop for ice-creams in the country park then afterwards, we visited the newly reopened and refurnished Tafarn y Garreg. We'll be looking forward to future walks with Islwyn!
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Leader Simon Foster
Starting off in sunshine with clear visibility
Rain? What rain?!
Ascending above Dan yr Ogof
Fine views up the valley
Fine views down the valley!
What are all these Ramblers doing up here?
Simon shows us one of three different types of lichen to be seen today
Lichen on rock
Passed a number of pools
Strange rock formations
Pwll y cig
Sinc Giedd Swallow hole
Had a coffee stop by the stream
Then set off to climb between Disgwylfa and Carreg Goch
Stream tumbing over rocks
Climb between Disgwylfa and Carreg Goch
Another sort of lichen
Simon discusses this lichen
In a vast empty mountain location
Time for a lunch stop near Castell y Geifr
Passing Pwll-y-Wydden shake hole
Descending to Swansea Valley
Into the country park
Superb views in the valley as well !
Back past The Gwyn Arms to the cars
but there's a wedding here so it's up to Tafarn y Garreg!
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Andrew Morgan(Except photographs 14,23,46 - Linda Williams) 2015
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