Swansea Ramblers Walk
Blackmill to Ogmore Vale
9th July 2016
Leader: Paul Williams
We ventured east along the motorway to explore once more the Ogmore Valley. Our leader lives here so we were able to enjoy a civilised lunch stop in his converted farmhouse and enjoy some delicious homemade fruit cake! The weather was a disappointment and the fine views were hidden in the mist. We still enjoyed the walk and will look forward to our next visit here.
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Leader: Paul Williams
Paul tells us about the walk
Three French women joined us
Setting off from the cattle market
Along the cycle path
Waiting to cross a busy road
Climbing out of Lewistown
Walk up into the low cloud
Heading for the BBC transmitter
Then the rain started again
Heavy for a while
Descending from the transmitter
But we're enjoying!
Descending the hillside
An old quarry
Very steep steps off the hill!
A footpath blocked with a barbed wire fence
Lunch at Paul's house
A 17th Century Farmhouse
With the date carved above the fireplace
A chance to dry out and have home made cake in the warm
Some old objects found during renovation
Then it's off down the cycle path on the return journey
The old railway tack went close to the houses
Not far now and the pub will have refreshments!
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2016
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