Photo Gallery 42


Rhagfyr / December 26   11m      Cwmdulais - Cwmcerdinen - Penllercastell       Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Banc y Bo

along former mineral line to Graig Merthyr Colliery (Cory)

seibiant

towards Cwmcerdinen

tuag at Gwmcerdinen

Who's this?

It's Ann having slept late after (another) late night!

Peter putting his waterproofs on (a bit late!)

Mynydd y Gwair

towards Penllercastell

lunch at Penllercastell

Bobby stuffing himself silly!

let's go!

rather wet and windy!

tuag at Ffarm Tyle Coch

old grass cutter at Tyle Coch Farm

Cerdinen Ganol in distance

towards Rhydygelli

Nant Cerdinen

Ann & Alison at last staying behind to close gate (take note Geraint!)

meeting the road

Rhydygelli (also a former ale house)

crossing Afon Dulais, Cwmceredinen

saying goodbye to Ann (and Alison!)

new bridge spanning Afon Dulais at Glyn Casnod

path up to Twyn Tyle

towards Twyn Tyle

Bobby

Gelli Gwm Rock (known locally as 'Y Darren' i.e The Cliff)

striding back to Banc y Bo

 

2 Ionawr / January 2012   8m       Talyllychau / Talley        Arweinyddion / Leaders Eric & Norman

group photo

Talyllychau

towards Talley Abbey

bedd Dafydd ap Gwilym's grave (the other place of course is Strata Florida (Ystrad Fflur)

Alan ar lan bedd Dafydd ap Gwilym

ruins of Talley Abbey

near Cwmbyr

Yr efail lle gweithiai Thomas Lewis (1759-1842)- cyfansoddwr yr emyn enwog 'Wrth gofio'i riddfannau'n yr ardd'.

above Ffynnonnau

view of Talley

uwchben Talyllychau

towards Carmel Chapel

Martin, Margaret, Merv

Norman & Eric, the leaders (which way now?)

rainbow / bwa'r drindod

upland lake

towards Carmel

Capel Carmel

cinio

towards Bwlchygwynt Farm

one of many stiles

nice view

tuag at Ffarm Bwlchygwynt

Bwlchygwynt Fram

ty ffarm Bwlchygwynt

Helen

hen fuddai laeth / old milk churn

croesi'r bompren / crossing footbridge

Norman at Garreg Lwyd Farm

Christine, Catrin, Brian nid nepell o'r ceir

8 Ionawr / January 2012  6m      Ystradfellte - Porth yr Ogof - Sgwd yr Eira       Arweinydd / Leader Mike Richards

Porth yr Ogof

Porth yr Ogof

Porth yr Ogof

Afon Mellte

Afon Mellte

Ann & Alison, Sgwd Clungwyn Uchaf

having a break

below the cliffs

Sgwd Clungwyn Canol

Sgwd Clungwyn Canol

Sgwd Clungwyn Canol

magnificent falls

Mike the leader

more falls!

Alan on the Mellte River

Sgwd Clungwyn Isaf (a.k.a. Sgwd y Pannwr)

Sgwd y Pannwr

at Sgwd y Pannwr

towards the Hepste River

waiting to see who would slip!

another splendid waterfall

llwybr y coetir

yeat another waterfall

the majestic Sgwd yr Eira ahead

approaching the falls

put your wet gear on!

in we go!

through to otherside

another view of Sgwd yr Eira

path behind the waterfall

cinio

back along the upper path

back to Porth yr Ogof

bronwen y dwr / dipper

debriefing at White Horse Inn, Pontneddfechan

15 Ionawr / January 2012   11m             Pen y Fan             Arweinydd / Leader Brian Lloyd

Storey Arms

Merv Bonnington

Get a move on. It's freezing!

Fan Fawr yn y pellter

Fan Fawr in distance

llytrew ar Corn Du

Corn Du

Corn Du

Corn Du & Pen y Fan

Ann & Alison

Pen y Fan from Corn Du

tuag at Ben y Fan

looking back at Corn Du

towards Pen y fan

Copa Pen y Fan

summit of Penyfan (formerly Cadair Arthur)

descending Pen y Fan

looking back at Pen y Fan (not Penny Van!)

cinio

Cribyn

back towards Corn Du

towards Corn Du

Cribyn

Corn Du

Corn Du

photo before descending

lawr y waered

descending

less cold down here

debriefing at Ancient Briton

22 Ionawr / January 2012 10m     Ystradfellte - Fan Llia             Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

Ystradfellte

Eglwys Ystradfellte

getting good at opening and closing gates!

limestone

tuag at Ffarm Blaen Nedd Isaf

Sarn Helen (Roman Road)

tuag at Afon Nedd Fechan

Afon Nedd Fechan

towards Maen Madog

Maen Madog

towards Afon Mellte

Fan Nedd in distance

climbing towards summit of Fan Llia

Fan Nedd

getting blown over by gusts!

Fan Llia summit cairn

ar gopa Fan Llia

descending towards Ystradfellte Reservoir

Cronfa Ddwr Ystradfellte

cinio

Ystradfellte Reservoir

leaving reservoir

Fan Llia in distance

towards Waun Dywarch

tuag at Waun Dywarch

Carn Ganol ahead

What are you doing down there, Terry!

towards Carn Ganol

Carn Ganol

sun out again!

Frank & Kevin

trig point near Gwaun Cefnygarreg

Fan Nedd in distance

Gwaun Cefnygarreg escarpment

down the steep hill towards Ystradfellte

29 Ionawr / January 2012 10m     Mynydd Aberdar - Mynydd Gethin     Arweinydd / Leader Kevin Anderson

Gethin Woodland, Pentrebach

Merv & Gary

lake near woodland park

llyn ger parc coetir

past decidious wood

old culvert

Illtyd & Frank towards Blaencanaid

old industrial site

Mynydd Aberdar

snow capped Pen y Fan in distance

Merthyr Tudful

Wyn & Gary ar gopa Mynydd Aberdar

leaving Mynydd Aberdar trig point

Aberdar in distance

which way now?

Terry & Illtyd

Twyn Gwersyllfa ahead

past Scotch Pine

towards Blaen Nant pond

Blaen Nant Pond

at Blaen Nant

dringo lan at ginio

towards lunch stop

cinio / lunch near Twyn Gwersyllfa

along ridgway to Mynydd Gethin

Carn Las Bronze Age cairn

tuag at Garn Castellymeibion

dark woods

near Mynydd Gethin summit (light snow)

drys stone wall on Mynydd Merthyr

Terry, Merv, Gary

towards Nant Cwm Du

desending Cwm Du

Cwm Du

Dynevor Arms, Troedyrhiw

5 Chwefror / February 2012  7m  Mynydd Carn Goch - Llewitha - Penllergaer          Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Penllergaer

tragic story of Muriel Drinkwater

spiel on John Dillwyn Llewelyn at Penllergaer Church

Formerly Ysgol Gamp School; more recently the village P.O.

pond near the former Garn Goch No 3 Colliery

Cae Llwyn - well known landmark

towards Carn Coch Bronze Age cairn

photos of some of Bronze Age beakers found at the cairn

standing on Carn Goch cairn

croesi'r comin tuag at Ysbyty Garn Goch

Cae Llwyn in distance

Brian on another possible Bronze Age site on Garn Goch

towards the Battle of Gower (1136) Memorial

Cofeb Brwydr Gwyr / Llwchwr

group photo on Battle of Gower Memorial

Y gofeb

returning after visting the Roman Practice Camp

tuag at Afon Llan

towards Llan River

along former track bed of railway to Garn Coch Collieries

cinio yn Llewitha

Christine, Catrin, Glenda at Llewitha

under the by-pass at Llewitha

Norman near Cadle

disused road to Swansea at Cadle

Pont Cadle

Margaret, Gary, Selwyn a Merv ar Bont Cadle

Afon Llan, Cadle

Valley Wood, Penllergaer

Lower Lake, Valley Wood, Penllergaer

hwyaid ar ia/ ducks on ice

afon Llan and feeder to lake

Afon Llan

footbridge in valley wood

Sgwd Penllergaer

Penllergaer Waterfall

up steps leading up to former Penllergaer Mansion

Penllergaer observatory (built 1851)

along carriageway built by John Dillwyn Llewelyn in 1830s

crossing the busy road back to Penllergaer Church

12 Chwefror / February  2012  7m     Llandybie - Plas Glynhir Mansion      Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Cilyrychen

off we go!

former Pistyll Lime Works

Gwaith Calch Pistyll

towards Pistyll Ganol

Pistyll Ganol

into the woods

towards Carreg yr Ogof

Castell Carreg Cennen

approaching the road

boda / buzzard

byway to Glynhir Mill

Nant Gwyddfan

Melin Glynhir

Glynhir Mill Hotel

croesi Afon Llwchwr

Wyn and Llwchwr River

Afon Llwchwr (Loughor River)

stone bridge in Glynhir Mansion estate

towards Glynhir Waterfall

path to Glynhir Waterfall

Sgwd Glynhir Waterfall (permission from landowner to visit falls)

lush moss- not much pollution here!

Glynhir Mansion Dovecote

another tight squeeze for Merv!

Y Garn

tuag at Ffarm Glangwyddfan

a bit slippery here

horses ahead

Llandybie

hen felin / former mill

Eglwys Llandybie

cinio

Red Lion

towards Pentregwenlais

ty gwaelod, Pentregwenlais

turlough at Pantyllyn. Unique as it is the only turlough in Britain

Gareth the gateman

Coed Bwlarth

C19 Limekiln at Cilyrychen. Designed by R.K Penson, architect and better known as a church builder

19 Chwefror / February 2012   10m     Pontardawe - Carn Llechart      Arweinydd / Leader Curon Davies

Group photo ar Pontardawe

Ponardawe Canal

Pontardawe

Afon Clydach

obstacle at Cwmdu Glen

sgwd Cwmdu Waterfall

Sgwd Cwmdu Waterfall

Curon

brideg near Rhydyfro

Afon Clydach

Rhydyfro & Cwm Egel

climbing out of the valley

action shot

cae mwdlyd

Baran Road

Carn Llechart

cistfaen at Carn Lechart

Bryn Mawr trig point

leaving trig point

colliery

lunch overlooking construction of wind factory

former Abernant Colliery

old colliery tip

road to Mynydd Betws Wind Factory

curious Highland cow

towards valley

bit of roadwork

sign for Blaen Egel Farm

merlyn y mynydd

track down to Rhydyfro

Capel Saron

Saron Chapel nameplate

Wesyleaid Cymraeg, Pontardawe

back to Pontardawe

debriefing at Pink Geranium

26 Chwefror / February  2012 8m   Horton - Pilton Green - Portheinon / Porteynon    Arweinydd / Leader Jeff Long

Horton

Horton Village

Pentref Horton

tuag at Scurlage

Catrin & Caroline

through muddy field

regroup at bridleway to Scurlage Farm

towards Scurlage Farm

Merv, Gareth, Wyn

Scurlage Castle

our leader

seibiant

spring lambs

towards Newton Farm

Newton Farm

Farm Newton

Janice & Glenda towards Pilton Green

Brian towards Paviland

towards Paviland

Paviland

Paviland

cinio, Paviland

Gareth near Paviland Cave

above Paviland Cave

Paviland

Ynys Weryn / Worms Head in distance

Jeff checking his map

Frank, Janice, Glenda, Caroline

Margaret

spot inferior language!

Overton Mere

Culver Hole, Portheynon

Monument at Porteynon

Portheinon

Port Eynon Salt House

Poerteynon sands

Jeff at peat of drowned land

drowned woods at Porteynon

back to Horton

debriefing at King Arthur, Reynoldston

11 Mawrth / March  2012  9m    Castell Coch - Mynydd Caerffili / Caerphilly Mountain     Arweinydd / Leader Mervyn Read

Castell Coch

Castell Coch

Fforest Fawr

Fforest Fawr

which way now?

tuat at Fryn Rhiwbina

at Rhiwbina Hill

Rhiwbina Hill

near Bwlch y Cwm

towards Cefn Carnau Fawr

Cefn Carnau Fawr (ruin)

Cefn Carnau Fawr

towards Ridgeway Golf Course

Dim 'Croeso' i weld yn unman!

Mynydd y Garth & Craig yr Allt

Comin Caerffili

Caerphilly Common

Caerphilly Mountain summit

leaving trig point

view of Caerphilly

Castell Caerffili

Caerphilly Castle

view of Caerphilly Castle

lunch

cinio

Janice, Glenda, Caroline

Ann & Alison

Gary along Rhymney Valley Ridgway

Merv along Rhymney Valley Ridgeway

former Barry Railway bridge

former railway bridge

turn for Cardiff

Taff Trail

Taith Taf

Ann & Gary

Taf River

Alison & Terry

Taff Trail & bridge

bit of a climb

water stop on top of hill

18 Mawrth / March 2012 8m   St Brides - Marloes - St Martin's Haven      Arweinydd / Leader Brian Lloyd

St Brigid, St Brides Haven

inside St Brigid

Marloes Beacon

St Brides Bay

tuag at Draeth Marloes

Gateholm Island from Marloes Sands

seaside rocks

Marloes Beach

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

looking back at Marloes Sands

group photo (Who's that bloke in the front with beard and hat?)

limestone rocks

looking towards Skomer Island

The Mew Stone, Skomer

near St Martin's Haven

looking towards Carn Llidi, St David's

Middle Isle & Skomer

towards coastguard lookout

St Martin's Haven

incribed stone in wall at St Martin's Haven

large tanker

ar hyd Llwybr Arfordirol Sir Benfro

amser cinio

red sandstone rocks

spot the two walkers on path

nyth cigfran / raven's nest

sea crags

St Brigit Church

St Brigit at St Brides Haven

odyn calch / limekiln