Swansea Ramblers Walk
Pumsaint in Autumn
2nd November 2021
Leader: Tim Gronow
We travelled to Pumsaint where the Romans used to mine for gold. Today however, the only gold we saw was in the autumn leaves. We ascended onto the north side of the valley and followed the paths that led us to the spectacular views of this area. This time of year, we are treated to the autumn display and if lucky (which we were), you can see the early morning mist in the valley below.
We then made our return first via the valley floor then the northern lower path and finished just before the rain started. Another lovely walk that we enjoyed.
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Crossing the field from the car park
The next field can be muddy
Large paving stones lead the way
Ascending to drier ground
While the others still cross the wet ground
Short steep climb to the next path
Views come into sight
Lovely countryside here
Tim leads the way
A bit of a climb but it will be worth it
Up and up!
But isn't the view worth it?
Tea stop at the Trig Point
Then it's off further north with views all around us
Path is a bit overgrown
The forestry track is easier
Having reached the furthest point north,
we begin the descent
Following the old lane
Crossing the river to the northern side again
Lovely woodland path
with views over the river and valley
Fungi growing on an old tree stump
An attractive old green lane
Pretty valley below
Tim leading the way
Tim makes sure the gates are closed after us
Ascending to the road
An estate grotto that has seen better days!
Autumn leaves in late afternoon sunshine
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2021
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