Swansea Ramblers Walk
26th March 2016
Leader: Lynne Esson
Nineteen Ramblers turned up (despite the forecast of rain) to enjoy a walk with views and history. We explored the hillside where mining of coal had taken place then made our way to Diamond Park where a memorial to the mining industry has been established.
A visit to Ynyscedwen Ironworks was followed by a riverside stroll then we finished through attractive woodland. The rain came and went but didn't amount to much until the last half hour when the heavens opened and made up for the dry spell! Despite the rain, we thoroughly enjoyed the walk then headed over to The All Blacks Arms for refreshments.
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Leader: Lynne Esson
Ascending the woodland
Rain holding off for now
Lots of good vistas
Views into the Beacons
A bit wet underfoot
Views make up for the weather
Lynne makes sure we are on the right of way
Mining spoil from the vanished industry
And its still wet here!
Approaching Diamond Park
Diamond Park is a memorial to those who worked in the industries here
Reading the information plaques
Crossing the Tawe
Heading for Glanrhyd
Ascending to the woodland footpath
Then the rain returned!
And it got wetter!
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2016
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