Longtown 2012


3 Mawrth / March  2012   12m   Longtown - Cwm Olchon - Crib y Garth (Cat's Back)     Arweinydd / Leader Gareth Rees

Longtown

New Inn (former pub)

old pub sign

St Peter's Church (now a private residence)

Castell Longtown

Longtown Castle

view of Black Mountains from Longtown Castle

Crib y Garth (Cat's Back) in distance

Black Darren & Red Darren

Nant Olchon Brook

unusual stile

Ty Canol

Dringo lan at Ddarren Ddu

Gareth having a breather ascending Black Darren

stiff climb

Illtyd yn cael seibiant

Hatterral Hill

looking towards Crib y Garth (Cat's Back) from Black Darren

Cwm Olchon

Jeff on Black Darren

Catrin ar Ddarren Ddu

seibiant

some sheltering in cairn

Gareth

signpost for Llanthony (Llanddewi Nant Hodni)

upland lake

trig point

trig point

along Offa's Dyke Path

sign post for Olchon

tuag at Gwm Olchon

descending into Cwm Olchon (Crib y Garth (Cat's Back) in distance)

Helen

Alan

Black Mountains

Crib y Garth (Cat's Back)

descending

cinio

lunch

Christine & Brian

Illtyd

towards Blaen Olchon

fording Nant Olchon

along bridleway

Upper Blaen Farm (formerly Blaen Olchon)

Illtyd

Cwm Olchon

Curon & Gareth

upper reaches of Cwm Olchon

Cwm Olchon

Cwm Olchon

nant y mynydd

Curon & Gareth

nearly at the top!

looking back at Cwm Olchon

stone shelter

Wyn towards Black Hill

tuag at Black Hill

approaching Black Hill trig point

Black Hill trig point

towards Crib y Garth (Cats Back)

towards Crib y Garth

Crib y Garth

descending

looking back at Black Hill

I lawr Crib y Garth

Frank & Crib y Garth

towards Upper Black hill Fram

tuag at Ffarm Upper Black Hill

Llanveynoe

towards Brass Knoll Farm

Catrin

at Lower House Farm

Lower House Farm

Wyn towards end of walk

 

4 Mawrth / March 2012  6m     Ewyas Harold - Abbey Dore     Arweinydd / Leader Gareth Rees

The Dog Inn, Ewyas Harold

cider press

Afon Dulas

towards Ewyas Harold Castle mound

View from castle mound

Gary ar ben y castell

dry castle moat

St Michael's, Ewyas Harold

St Michael's

towards Ewyas Harold Common

Curon & Helen

Christine, Jeff, Catrin, Mandy, Gary

Brian at Brynfield

seibiant

Wyn with the map out

bant a'r cart

Mandy crossing stile

Mandy at elaborate farm name on tree stump

towards Holling Grange Dingle

Curon, Jeff, Gareth

crossing ford at Holling Grange Dingle

towards Pen Twyn

Pen Twyn Farm

Catrin ger Bush Llwyn

at Bacton

crossing the Dore (Dwr) at Moorhampton Bridge

Robert & Gary

Catrin & Wyn at Riverdale Park (formerly Abbey Dore Union Workhouse)

drwy'r berllan tuag at Abbey Dore

through the orchard

Afon Dwr / River Dore

River Dore

Dore Bridge

near Abbey Dore Court

towards Abbey Dore

Helen & Gareth

Abbey Dore

abbey ruins

Abbey Dore showing lost sections

Christine, Catrin & Brian yn cael cinio

Gary

runied part of abbey

C12 Abbey Dore

Abbey Dore

abbey interior

tu fewn i'r abaty

effigy of Roger de Clifford c1280 (original head was stolen in 1985!)

Catrin

werth ei weld / worth seeing

skeleton painting warning parishioners

Abbey Dore

Abbey Dore

Brian & Mandy towards Ewyas Harold Common

Comin Euas Harold

Ewyas Harold Common

Curon, Illtyd, Kevin on common

Castle mound

Wyn

back to village

debriefing at Dog Inn, Ewyas Harold

                                                                                                       Other photos

eveing meal at The Crown, Longtown

Paul, Curon, Gary, Robert

Wyn, Gary, Paul, Curon, Helen

Jacquie & Merv

The Crown, Longtown

Gary, Brian, Christine

Robert, Kevin, Wyn, Gary

Robert, Wyn, Helen, Gary, Kevin

Kevin & Curon

Jeff & Mandy

group photo in front of The Crown, Longtown

The Crown, Longtown

Robert, Wyn, Curon& Kevin at the Dog Inn, Ewyas Harold

Christine, Mandy, Jeff

Gareth, Christine, Helen

Gareth, Catrin, Christine, Brian, Helen