Photo Gallery 44


1 Gorffennaf / July  2012   11m     Castell Goodrich Castle - Symonds Yat Rock   Arweinydd / Leader Gary Richards

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle

Bridget & Janice

Kerne Bridge, Goodrich

waiting for Helen!

Afon Gwy

Bridget & Caroline

Frank, Gary, Illtyd

towards Welsh Bicknor

hay meadow

tegeirian / orchid

tuag at Welsh Bicknor

Welsk Bicknor Church (Llangystennin Garth Brenni)

Plague Cross

I'm sure the path goes through the tunnel

Go back!

crossing the Wye

croesi Afon Gwy

Rachel

Gary & Bridget

lunch on the banks of the Wye

plenty of activity on river

alarch / swan

tuag at Craig Symonds

old lime kiln

hen odynnau calch

on top of Symonds Rock

River Wye from Symonds Rock

Helen & Caroline with Symonds Yat (West) in distance

toposcope on Symonds Rock

back down towards river

arwyddbost / signpost

leaving Gloucestershire

nol i Goodrich

field of asparagus

Huntsham Bridge

seibiant a chlonc

path through crops back to Goodrich

Cross Keys Inn, Goodrich Cross

debriefing at the Hostelrie Inn, Goodrich

8 Gorffennaf /July  2012 10m    Petrishw / Patrishow - Crug Mawr - Twyn y Gaer    Arweinyddion / Leader Brian & Geraint

Coed u Cerrig Nature Reserve

Fferm Newydd (formerly New Inn)

tuag at Ty Coch

Ty Coch

Capel Tabernacle

Capel Tabernacle

Tyn y llwyn (C16 farmhouse)

Tyn y Llwyn

tuag at Eglwys Patrishow

Patrishow Church

Beibl William Morgan (1620)

figure of doom

C11 font

C16 rood

Eglwys y Bedd, Patrishow Church

Ffynnon Ishw, Patrishow

off we go again

Terry & Geraint

towards Crug Mawr

Glenda & Margaret

cinio

photo on summit

Penyfal (Sugar Loaf) from Crug Mawr

leaving trig point

towards Disgwylfa

I'm sure its this way!

drwy coed

Ffordd Las Farm

Afon Grwyne Fawr

seibiant

I thought it was that way!

Cwm Dias

towards Carreg Ddial

Carreg Ddial (The Revenge Stone)

tuat at fryngaer Twyn y Gaer

Cwm Iou

towards Twyn y Gaer hillfort

Jacqui, Glenda, Catrin, Margaret on Twyn y Gaer hillfort

Cwm Ewias from Twyn y Gaer

descending the hill

15 Gorffennaf / July 2012   8m    Cefn Bryn - Llanrhidian - Rhiw'r Hwch / Ryers Down      Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

cows & horses on Cefn Bryn

towards Maen Ceti (Arthur's Stone)

Maen Ceti - one of the Three Wonders of Britain

descending moor towards Stoneyford Farm

Dafydd

Merv & Brian

Newton Farm

Eglwys Llanrhidian

Leper stone - probably a C10 lintel

Christine & Brian at Llanrhidian Church

keep in line!

Curon & Terry

meillion / clover

Bridget & Glenda yn cael seibiant

into the woods

Weobley Castle

Christine & Helen

pawb yn cadw lan

Landimore

gadael Llandimor

Glenda & Caroline towards Kittlehill Farm

Curon & Jeff at Kittlehill

which way now?

ancient pack horse bridge spanning Burry Pill

Jacqui climbing towards Ryer's Down

tuag at gopa Rhiw'r Hwch

Ryer's Down

summit of Ryer's Down (Rhiw'r Hwch)

view of Burry Estuary

cinio

nosey ladies!

Rhiw'r Hwch (Ryer's Down)

descending the hill

Cefn Bryn in distance

near Stembridge

Hillend

Gary & Chris

3 months absence takes its toll

Trig point on Cefn Bryn

debriefing at the Royal Oak, Penclawdd

22 Gorffennaf / July 2012 12m    Bwlch - Mynydd Llangors - Mynydd Troed     Arweinydd / Leader Kevin Anderson

Bwlch

Heol Las Farm

Margaret

ruins of Pen yr Heol Las

Brian towards Cefn Moel

seibiant

Alan & Frank towards Mynydd Llangors

towards Mynydd Llangors

Ann's joy at arriving trig point

Alan & Margaret on summit of Mynydd Llangors

Merv finds better signal - important message from agent

Margaret, Alison, Ann, Terry

onwards we go

Llyn Syfaddan (Llangors Lake)

crannog on lake (caput of King Brychan)

Helen, Alison, Ann with Mynydd Troed in distance

Melin yr Eithin / Yellowhammer below Mynydd y Troed

ascending Mynydd y Troed

dringo Mynydd y Troed

glider

looking back at Mynydd Llangors

cinio / lunch on summit

Pen Rhos Dirion from Mynydd Troed

group photo on Mynydd y Troed

along ridge of Mynydd Troed

remains of Castell Dinas Castle

Welsh mountain ponies

Pen Allt Mawr in distance

descending Mynydd y Troed

Cwm Sorgwm

Which way now?

Blaenau Draw Farm

beyond Blaenau Draw

Cwm Sorgwm

Frank towards Mynydd Llangors

Kevin & Gary on cairn on Mynydd Llangors

Who said this is a moderate walk?

Tre Twr in the distance

back to the village of Bwlch

debriefing

29 Gorffennaf / July 2012  10m   Merthyr Cynog - Pontfaen  - Maen Richard    Arweinydd / Leader Illtyd Lloyd

Merthyr Cynog village

Eglwys Merthyr Cynog

off we go

Bwtsiais y Gog / Harebells

on Mynydd Bach ridge towards Pont Faen

Beacon ahead

y Bannau

Gary, Ann, Helen

Beacons again

Helen & Illtyd

Alan, Terry, Ann

Pontfaen Village

Mer, Terry & Gary at Pontfaen

Afon Ysgir Fechan

Bryn y Capel Methodist Chapel, Pont Faen

towards Cefn Bola Maen

seibiant

Merv

tuag at Gefn Bola Maen

Alison & Helen

approaching Maen Richard Standing Stone

Gary & Alan at Maen Richard standing Stone

cinio

group Photo on Cefn Bola Maen

towards Llyn Dwr

Gary, Peter, Alison

dau geffyl

Llyn Dwr

Mynydd Llanfihangel

Cofiwch Yr Epynt!!!

following the Epynt Way

Cwm Ysgir Fechan

nice view

through copse

pompren ar draws Afon Ysgir Fechan

Llwyn y Celyn Farm

come on, Terry!

Illtyd & Merv

descending towards Merthyr Cynog

debriefing at Ancient Briton

5 Awst / August 2012  10m    Llangrannog - Penybryn     Arweinydd / Leader Curon Davies

Llangrannog

Peter & Frank

fungus

tuag at Rydcolomennod

Rhydcolomennod

near Glangraig Farm

Ynys Lochtyn in the distance

prominent rock

towards coast path

brain y mor / comorants

ar lwybr yr arfordir

seibiant

view of coast

towards Llangrannog

path towards Pendinaslochtyn Iron Age Fort

sea cliffs

on Iron Age fort

Curon's short cut

Llangrannog

Llangrannog

fun on the beach

Carreg Bica

Pentre Arms, Llangrannog

cinio

St Carannog

June & Alison after stiff climb

Traeth Penybryn

towards beach

beach bums

Alan

woods at Penybryn

Penybryn Shop

Brian

Alison is getting good at opening gates

Rhyd y Bont

Penmorfa

Curon & Gary

regroup

nol i Langrannog

debrifing at Ivy Bush, Newcastle Emlyn

12 Awst / August 2012  10m    Mynydd Dinas - Llanychaer - Cwm Gwaun     Arweinydd / Leader Jeff Long

Pont Cilyrhedyn

Trepwll

tuag at Ffarm Trellwyn Isaf

Trellwyn Fach Farm

former waterwheel

Where's Margaret gone?

back on the road

road junction

towards Mynydd Dinas

Mynydd Dinas

cinio

looking towards Newport / Trefdraeth

ferry's arrived at Fishguard

Emperor Moth caterpillar

Mynydd Dinas

ponies on Mynydd Dinas

down the mountain

Mike

can you identify the bird?

Frank towards Pen y Myndd Farm

Brian at Pen y Mynydd Farm

Alan's six pack!

Llanllawer holy well

Llanllawer Church (sadly dilapidated)

one of four crosses at Llanllawer Church

cross at the main entrance

cross above lintel

the other cross

overgrown graveyard

Margaret & Peter

tuag at Ffarm Trellan

Trellan Farm

stile leadimng down to Afon Gwaun

Margaret & Merv

three arched bridge spanning Afon Gwaun at Llanychaer

Mandy

Cwm Gwaun

Afon Gwaun

debriefing at the famous Tafarn Sinc

Tafarn Sinc, Rosebush

19 Awst / August 2012  10m    Cwm Llwch - Penyfan     Arweinyddion / Leaders Glenda & Jacqui

Nant Cwm Llwch Car Park

seibiant

Cwm Llwch Farm

clear tops

Cwm Llwch where liitleTommy Jones' grandparents lived; he never arrived!

Neil - looks ok yonder!

a bit of a rest

Llyn Cwm Llwch

Llyn Cwm Llwch

path up to Corn Du

obelisk marks spot where Tommy Jones was found 4 weeks after going missing

Tommy Jones obelisk

Tommy Jones obelisk

looking back

Corn Du

Corn Du with Pen y Fan in distance

Corn Du

Pen y Fan

Brian

fine views

Jacqui

Copa Pen y Fan

Pen y Fan

golyfeydd ardderchog

Corn Du

cinio

lunch

Illtyd

back down

June & Bridget

Cwm Llwch?

mist descends temporarily

descending the hill

i lawr y mynydd

Brecon

Jacqui, Glenda & June

back to start

Tai'r Bull, Libanus

debriefing at Tair Bull, Libanus

26 Awst / August 2012  8m    Tregwyr / Gowerton - Wern Olau     Arweinyddion / Leaders Gary & Selwyn

Gowerton

Selwyn's spiel on Elba Colliery

coastal path

llwybr yr arfordir

Kevin

towards Heol y Wern

towards Berth Lwyd Isaf Farm

near Berth Lwyd Isaf Farm

Pont Llwchwr

Helen, Glynis, Selwyn, Brian

nice views

rest

cycle path bridge, Bynea

Loughor Bridge

Bryn y Mor

former Berth Lwyd public house

Gowerton - Penclawdd cycle path

Maes y Gwealod

Gary

3Ms

Brian

gwe corryn / spider's web

cinio

Alison, Peter, Brian

croesi'r bont

Gower Golff Course

towards Wern Olau

you can put your gaiters on now!

parchutist

towards Crwys / Three Crosses

friendly horse

Terry & Peter

former Berth Lwyd Colliery in distance

Gower Golff Club

walking on edge of course

former tramline of Cefn Golau Colliery

on tramline

fine footpath back to Gowerton

Bethel Chapel now a wreck!

debriefing at Commercial Inn, Gowerton

2 Medi / September 2012   9m     Llywel - Llandeilo Fan - Pentrebach         Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Llywel Church

Grave of David Owen (Brutus), well known satirist of 19th century

remaing few houses that make up Llywel Village (former Cross Keys pub nearest on right)

crossing Gwydderig Stream

Gary on footpath from Brookside

forced to climb gate!

towards Nantgwared Farm

Ffarm Nantgwared

Llwybr ceffyl

Bridget, Gary, Helen

You've got to get past us first!

towards Twyn Bryn Hicet

Twyn Bryn Hicet

Alan & Wyn

look this way!

rescuing another sheep stuck in fence

tuag at Landeilo Fan

Helen, Terry, Gary, Bridget

Llandeilo Fan village

Llandeilo Fan Church

table tombs in churchyard

old road linking Epynt Mountain with Pentrebach

cinio

towards Pentrebach

Helen & Brian

Pentrebach

Shoemakers Arms

Beilidu Chapel

climbing back up to moor

Frank

reaching fields

Gary & Wyn

I lawr at y rhyd

crossing Nant Clydach

Gary

Frank & Merv

stragglers!

desending towards Llywel

last leg

debriefing at Lord Rhys, Llandovery

9 Medi / September 2012  14m    Pentwyn (Fochriw) - Treharris - Carn y Bugail      Arweinydd / Leader Kevin Anderson

Pentwyn (Fochriw)

Church at Pentwyn

church interior

towards valley

upper Taf Bargod Valley

under railway

Afon Taf Bargod

Pant Glas

Pentrebach from Mynydd Cilfach yr Encil

Frank on Mynydd Cilfach yr Encil

Cwm Taf

Mynydd Cilfach yr Encil

Helen & Mike

Aberfan

Aberfan Cemetery

Christine & Mike

up towards disused quarry

cwar

Alan near Penbwicha

towards Treharris

old bandstand at Treharris Park

Helen & cannon at Treharris Park

Navigation Arms, Treharris

series of weirs

Afon Taf Bragod

Parc Cymunedol Taf Bargod, Treharris

canoe polo at Taf Bargoed Community Park, Treharris

cinio

llyn / lake

Merv, Kevin, Frank

along cycle track

guilder rose

Frank & Merv yn cael seibiant

Merv towards Cefn Gelligaer

Carn y Bugail in the distance

Mike

group photo on Carn y Bugail

nearby cistfaen with capstone

back to start

debriefing at Mount Pleasant pub, Pentwyn

16 Medi / September 2012 12m    Pontrhydyfen - Cymer - Abercregan      Arweinydd / Leader Frank Hinds

Pontrhydyfen

former railway bridge crossing Afan river

Afon Afan

Eric

Ann

Peter & Alison

bridge near Afan Argoed Centre

bronwen y dwr (trochwr) / dipper

old station near Cynonville

Alan & Peter

site of former railway bridge

seibiant

Alison, Kevin, Frank

hen bont reilffordd, Cymer

hen bont reilffordd yng Nghymer

Ann & Alison and railway arch

former Cymer Railway Station

Cymer road bridge

tuag at Abercregan

Cymer

old coal tips above Duffryn

Alison & Illtyd

grotto at Abercregan

Abercregan grotto

Gary towards Troed y Rhiw, Abercregan

Peter climbing up hill

Illtyd & Cwm Cregan

cinio

cinio / lunch

thanks Frank

Ffynnon Oer wind factory in distance

back above Afan Valley

view of Duffryn from Mynydd Nant y Bar

towards Capel Gyfylchi

Christine & Illtyd

Capel Gyfylchi

Capel Gyfylchi

nearing the end of the walk

Pontrhydyfen Rugby Pitch (must be old one)

debriefing at Rolling Mill, Cwmafan

23 Medi / September 2012   8m    Llangamarch  - Mynydd yr Epynt   Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Cammarch Hotel, Llangamarch

grave of Theophilus Evans (d. 1767), author of 'Drych y Prif Oesoedd (1716)

C7-9 pillar stone with cross imbeded in church porch

Eglwys Llangamarch

Helen, Jeff, Illtyd, Wyn

deep ford ahead!

Glancamddwr ford

forgot to mention the footbridge!

track beneath Heart of Wales Line

fortunately there's another footbridge spanning Irfon River

y pysgotwr

Afon Irfon ford

hen arwydd

croesi Afon Annell

Aber Annell Fach Farm

towards Cnwch Farm

diolch, Illtyd

tuag at Ffarm y Cnwch

ruins of Cnwch Farm

ascending towards Epynt Mountain

ascending the hill

Wyn & Jeff

Illtyd & Eric yn cael seibiant

Alan

Mabioin Way Monument

along the Epynt Way

Epynt Way

Epynt Way

viewpoint above Cwm Graig Ddu

i lawr y waered

cinio

looking back

at Troed y Rhiw Isaf Farm

Troed y Rhiw Isaf

y rhod yn Ffarm Troed y Rhiw Isaf

Helen & Wyn

Illtyd & Jeff

Lakes Hotel, Llangamarch. Keiser Wihelm II, last German Emperor stayed here in 1912

riverside path back to Llangamarch

back to the start

7 Hydref / October 2012  14m?   Penwyllt - Fan Gyhirych - Fan Nedd - Pant Mawr   Arweinydd / Leader Frank Hinds

Penwyllt

Penwyllt

Merv & Peter

Mike yn dringo'r dramffordd

Alison & Fan Gyhirych

Fan Hir in distance

going off piste a bit

Pen y Fan

Crai Reservoir

Fan Frycheiniog

another team photo on Fan Gyhirych

Jeff

Helen & Christine

escarpment of Fan Gyhirych

Frank & Mike

Pen y Fan yn y pellter

decending Fan Gyhiych

along track

Peter & Alison with Fan Gyhirych in distance

Fan Nedd ahead

Fan Nedd

Kevin with Yr Allt in distance

Alan on Fan Nedd

Helen, Alison, Peter

cinio ar gopa Fan Nedd

descending Fan Nedd

Maen Llia Standing Stone

group photo

towards Sarn Helen

Afon Llia

Maen Madog

Illtyd & Christine

on bridge spanning Afon Nedd

Afon Nedd & Fan Nedd

Peter & Illtyd with Fan Nedd in distance

ruins of Pant Mawr Farm

Pant Mawr

Kevin after falling in bog

Wyn

back towards car park

14 Hydref / October 2012  12m    Rhosilli - Llangennydd / Llangennith / Llanmadoc    Arweinydd / Leader Mervyn Read

Rhossili Church

church windows

Ynys Weryn / Worms Head

climbing up to Rhossili Down

Merv

Lundy Island (Ynys Wair) in distance

Jacqui, Catrin, Glenda

Ynys Weryn / Worms Head

drink stop

down towards Llangennith

tuag at Langennydd

Llangennith Church

climbing up towards Lanmadoc Hill

Ynys Weryn / Worms Head

Llanmadoc Hill

Alan at trig point

along the ridge

ar hyd y gefnen

Sandra, Christine, Mandy

cairn on Llanmadoc Hill

Aber Llwchwr / Burry Estuary

Eglwys Llanmadog

Llanmadoc chancel

Catrin & Glenda at Cwm Ivy

Jacqui & Christine

lunch stop overlooking the estuary

Broughton Bay

onto the beach

Frank & Merv

looking for those lost in the dunes

towards Burry Holms

tuag at Ynys Burry Holms

looking towards Worms Head

towards Burry Holms Island

Brian and the abandoned chapel on Burry Holms

the chapel and Rhossili Bay

old ruined building on island

on the tip of the island

Rhossili Bay

Eric & gang

Gary & Burry Holms

surfer

kite flying

Helvetia wreck

debriefing at Worms Head Hotel