Swansea Ramblers Walk
7th November 2015
Leader: Terry Johns
We visited the famous Sgwd Gwladys Waterfall after a period of rain which had swollen the river higher than we'd seen on previous walks. The leader had to shorten the walk because of the conditions. Often there is just a trickle of water over the waterfall but today a torrent flowed over and made its way downstream. We later visited the entrances to old mines and a ruined watermill before making our way out of the valley onto higher ground.
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Leader Terry Johns
Entering the gorge at Pontneddfechan
River swollen with rain water
Water is moving quite fast!
More water than we remember seeing before
Lots of leaves lie on the ground
Terry takes us to old mine workings
Strong surge of water
Another mine adit
Which Terry tells us about
Path leads to the waterfall
Stop to look at the water before heading to the fall
Now across the bridge for a closer look
Huge amount of water heading downstream
Heading for the mill
At the confluence of two rivers
Another mine adit
Which is full of water
The ruined watermill
Leaving another mine adit
Ascending from the gorge
Quieter away from the water
Descending back to Pontneddfechan
Into the Angel for refreshments
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Andrew Morgan 2015
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