Photo Gallery 45


21 Hydref / October 2012   10m    Pontarddulais - Yr Hendy - Coed Troserch Woods - Fforest     Arweinydd / Leader Christine Staphnill

Bont

Eleven Arches from Bronallt

close up of arches

croesi'r M4

Fforest & Graig Fawr

Yr Hen Gapel

Glyncaerau Farm

path to Ty'r Eglwys Farm

llwybr Ty'r Eglwys

towars Morlais River

towards Morlais River

new pedestrian gates

Afon Morlais

remains of Troserch Mll

Caroline above steps

Troserch Woods

seibiant

shelter in woods

hole in shelter

Barcud Coch / Red Kite

Pont Sion Rhydderch

dancing in the mud!

an audience!

through the long grass

it get's better!

cinio

old road to Llanedi

Illtyd

pompren yn croesi Afon Gwili ger Pentwyn

Gwili River near Pentwyn Farm

Alan

Alison, Geraint, Ann

Pentwyn Farm

Banc y Fforest

Jeff & Wyn

Banc y Fforest (Cefn Corrach)

Pontarddulais in distance

waiting for the stragglers

Here they come!

Rebecca Riots memorial stone

 

28 Hydref / October 2012 8m   Talacharn / Laugharne - Llandawg / Llandawke    Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Laugharne Castle

away we go

wait for us!

little & large

Tāf estuary at Laugharne

Boathouse

Boathouse interior

Boathouse

towards Delacorse Fram

ger Ffarm Delacorse

Delacorse Farm

Merv & Frank

Laugharne Church

grave of Mary Ann Severne whose body was exhumed in 1850

grave of Dylan & Caitlin Thomas

Frank & Helen on Horsepool Lane

Lower Llandawke Road - permission from landowner

Merv on Lower Llandawke Road

towards Llandawke Church

Eglwys Llandawg

effigy

ancient inscribed stone

church interior

Rebecca Uphill's grave- her body was also exhumed in 1850

leaving Llandawke

tuag at Lansadwrnen

Llansadwrnen Church

cinio

Frank

Alison, Ann, Kevin

below former sea cliffs

Alan

towards St John's Hill

Merv

former wharf

Tāf Estuary

information panel

Laugharne

back to Laugharne

debriefing at the Cross House Inn, Laugharne

Sul / Sun 4 Tachwedd / November 2012   10m   Oxwich - Penrhys / Penrice   Arweinydd / Leader Mike Richards

Oxwich

towards Oxwich Church

Oxwich Church

Oxwich

Jacqui & Catrin yng Nghoed Oxwich

Alison & Caroline

Gary

tuag at y mōr

joining the coastal path

seibiant

looking towards Port Eynon

Alison ar yr arfordir

Frank & Jeff

climbing up from coastal path

Sandra towards Oxwich Green

Frank, Mike, Alison

Castell Oxwich

Coat of Arms at Oxwich Castle

Gary & Helen

old thatched cottage in Oxwich

tuag at Goed Abraham

favourite for most muckiest walk 2012

Penrice Church

murder stone

sheltering under huge tree

Penrice

Mill Wood

Penrice Mill

Mandy & Jeff

Penrice Castle

Penrice Mansion

lovely autumn colours

Catrin

The Towers

Gary & Alan at Nicholason Woods

Nicholaston Burrows

croesi'r bont

footbridge at Oxwich Burrows

Illtyd & Helen back on Oxwich Beach

Kevin & Gary

11 Tachwedd / November 2012 10m    Southgate - Pwll Du - Three Cliffs     Arweinydd / Leader Geraint Owain Price

Pennard Community Centre

Wyn towards Hael Farm

Hael Farm

old road towards Bishopston Valley

Pwll Du Stream

lliwiau'r Hydref

seibiant

bridge crossing stream in Bishopston Valley

Bishopston Valley

Guzzelhole

dried up riverbed

Chris

dried up riverbed

emerging from from Bishopston Valley

aeron / berries

tuag at Bwll Du

Ann, Alison, Peter above Pwll Du

cinio uwchben Pwll Du

group photo

Gower Coast

desending into Pwll Du

Chris

fantastic silouette

Alison & Peter

pond

Christine, Helen, Gary towards Southgate

Bridget & Geraint

Middle aged woman with Three Cliffs beyond

towards Three Cliffs

no way through - bad timing by leader!

Three Cliffs

a bit of rock climbing

Three Cliffs

Three Cliffs

Three Cliffs

seibiant

Pennard Pill

climbing up towards Pennard Castle

Pennard Castle

debriefing at Beaufort Arms, Kittle

18 Tachwedd / November 2012  10m    Llansteffan - Llanybri      Arweinydd / Leader Eric Hughes

Llansteffan

mist lifting on the Tywi estuary

coastal path towards Lan Farm

tarth yn codi o Afon Tywi

Llwybr Arfordir Cymru

towards Pantyrathro

Caroline, Rachel, Glenda

mist clearing in distance

Merv

Alan

near Brynhyfryd

Eric discovers he's lost three walkers!

Merv & Gary

waterlogged path!

bwa'r drindod / rainbow

seibiant

towards Llanybri

Llanybri village

ruined church at Llanybri

cinio

Victorian Church at Llanybri

towards Mwche Farm

Tāf Estuary in distance

Talacharn / Laugharne

negotiating a stile at Mwche Farm

Chris

back on Wales Coastal Path

Rachel & Glenda

near Laques Farm

regrouped again

back on the coast

rest stop

look this way!

sands at Llansteffan

Rachel

washing mud of boots at Llansteffan

back to car park along the beach

Ann & Merv

last leg

debriefing at Castle Inn, Llansteffan

25 Tachwedd / November 2012  7m    Pontiets / Pontyates     Arweinydd / Leader Margaret Thomas

Poniets

Margaret turns up prepared!

along quiet lane

croesi'r bont

towards Ynys Fawr

Mike & Gareth

footpath to Glyn Abbey Golf Course

slight congestion!

wooded path

flooded path

Glyn Abbey Golf Course

cwrs golff

Pont Newydd

Afon Gwendreath Fawr in spate

disused railway track

Afon Gwendreath Fawr

muddy bench

Pontyates Mining Heritage Path

Llwybr Treftadaeth Lofaol Pontiets

flooded path

great for ducks

mwswg / moss

merlod / ponies

back to Pontyates

Pontyates Information Panel

Afon Gwendraeth Fawr

Gareth & Bridget

Glynis with a new friend

back along former railway

waiting for the three that got lost!

onwards we go

debriefing at Square & Compass, Pontiets

Square & Compass, Poniets

2 Rhagfyr / December 2012 10m   Cwmdu - Talley / Talyllychau - Mynydd Cynros - Mynydd Figyn   Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Cwmdu Inn

above Gwaunforfydd

Ty Hywel

tuag at Dalyllychau

Talley Abbey

ruins of Talley Abbey

bedd Dafydd ap Gwilym

inversion

spectacular inversion in the valleys

see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil!

uwchben Talyllychau

trig point on Mynydd Cynros

Mynydd Cynros (Cefn Rhos)

Mynydd Cynros

Helen a bit hesitant along the board walk

cinio

lunch near Lan Farm

inversion in the Cothi Valley

Helen & Christine towards Blaenwaun Farm

Ffarm Blaenwaun

Tipi Valley

Marchoglwyn Uchaf

Tipi Valley

accessing Mynydd Figyn

merlod ar y mynydd

Mike on Mynydd Figyn

drink stop on Mynydd Figyn

towards Maes Castell Farm

negotiating fence obstruction

fine path leading to Maes Castell Farm

Caroline tuag at Ffarm Maes Castell

Maes Castell Farm

Christine & Helen

Chris joining the farm access road near Cwmyrynn

Glan y Nant diversion

a bit muddy!

fine horses

Gareth ger Cwmgigfran

old road from Cwmcigfran

Kevin drying his socks in the open fire at the Cwmdu Inn

9 Rhagfyr / December 2012  9m       Glanaman - Plas Glynhir Mansion             Arweinydd / Leader Illtyd Lloyd

Glanaman Square

Cross Keys Inn, Glanaman

Afon Aman & cycle track to Ammanford

Aman River

Christine, Brian, Gareth

tuag at Ffarm Gelli-weirdy

Gelli-weirdy Farm (ruin)

Christine towards Waun-clyn-cath

any carrots, mate?

Christine's Guinness cake at Abercefni

wolfing the cake down

Jacob Sheep

towards Afon Llwchwr

croesi Afon Llwchwr

Ann, Frank, Gareth, Brian at Parc Henry

Colomendy Plas Glynhir

Glynhir Waterfall (permission from landower)

Sgwd Glynhir

Cwm Llwchwr

crossing Llwchwr again further upstream

tuag at Flaennanthir

cinio ger Blaennanthir

above Blaenanthir Farm

Llandyfān

ascending the moor

Brian

Castell Carreg Cennen

up we go

Tair Carn Isaf (aka Turcan) yn y pellter

former quarry road

Glanaman in distance

on the county road

crossing Mynydd Isaf

towards Crucorfod

Ann & Helen on Crucorfod cairn

Cwmberach Isaf

Cwmberach

short sharp climb!

Cwmberach

debriefing at Cross Keys Inn

16 Rhagfyr 2012 8m      Ystradowen - Cwmtwrch        Arweinydd / Leader Wynford Arthur

Ystradowen

along footpath

That's where it went!

former railway track to Brynhenllys Colliery

Pont Henllys Bridge in distance

Afon Twrch

near former Bryn Henllys Colliery

lime kiln at Bryn Henllys

odynnau calch Bryn Henllys

lime kiln

inside kiln

past former tip

towards the track leading to Cwm Cyllie

towards Cwm Cyllie

Afon Twrch and chimney of Bryn Henllys

Looking down the valley

Cwm Twrch gorge

old track

towards old sheepfold along the banks of the Twrch river

Brian yn y lloc ar lan yr afon

Gareth

Helen

Mynydd Du

Y Barcud Coch / Red Kite

rain clouds

nant y mynydd groyw loyw...

crossing the Llynfell stream

Chris needs a bit of help

a ruinous farmhouse (Coedcae Canol?)

cinio

christine & Wyn

lunch

hen adfail

passing through Bryn Brain Farm

nameplate at Bryn Brain Farm. John Jones- colliery owner and road builder

what a motley crew passing through!

dros y bontdroed

footpath back to start

debriefing at Wern Fawr Inn, Ystalyfera

23 Rhagfyr / December 2012   7m Portheinon / Porteinon     Arweinydd / Leader Mike Richards

Porteinon

Culver Hole

Porteinon

moroedd tymhestlog

Paviland

coastal path

cinio

illtyd

Merv

Mike

Illtyd, Merv, Gareth, Mike

pools of water

friendly horses

merlod Gwyr

old ruin

muddy boots

Porteinon Church

memorial at Porteynon Church

Porteynon Lifeboat tragedy memorial

debriefing

26 Rhagfyr / December 2012    8m   Cefn Drum        Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

Banc y Bo - 4 of the 5 walkers who braved the weather

along the former mineral railway

pylon on Cefn Drum

Cefn Drum

colfen unig / solitary tree

horseriders ahead

crossing the Dulais river

near the former Graig Merthyr Colliery

back home early

30 Rhagfyr / December 2012      11m     Castell Nedd / Neath        Arweinydd / Leader Kevin Anderson

Neath Canal

Llanilltud / St Illtyd's Church

St Illtyd's Church

canal lock and keepers house

Kevin's lectures

structure next to lock

lock gates

canal overflow

Kevin

convergance of Neath and Tennant Canals

walk the plank

Is that safe?

Caroline

Cwm Nedd

ruin of Glyn Gwilym Uchaf Farm

cinio

cinio

Christine & Kevin

Parson's Folly tramroad

start of the waterfall

reservoir overflow

hermits gathering

remains of Gnoll House

Entrance to Gnoll House

debriefing at the Bear

6 Ionawr / January 2013  9m     Gwernogle- Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos y Corn    Arweinydd / Leader Eric Hughes

Tower Car Park, Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos y Corn

Crug y Bedw Bronze Age cairn

upper reaches of Cwm Marlais

Caroline

Cwm Marlais

Alan & Merv

Cwm Marlais

colfen llawn mwswg

seibiant

Gelli Grin Farm

Llain

Ann, Christine, Alison

Pont Cwmmawr-du

llwybr i Wernogle

path to Gwernogle

lunchtime

ford and footbridge spanning Afon Clydach

Ann & Terry

Afon Clydach

river effect

Gwernogle

plaque on memory of Thomas Glyn Cothi

Gwernogle Methodist Chapel

Caroline & Bridget

which way now?

Frank & Christine towards Cae Dwgan

Cae Dwgan Farm (permissive path)

above Cae Dwgan (permissive path)

towards Pant y Rhyg Farm

moss covered tree

tuag at Ffarm Pant y Rhyg

Pant y Rhyg Farm (ruin)

Sarah & Gareth

Alan

Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos y Corn

into the mist

Monument of Peace

Cofeb Heddwch

debriefing at Abadam Arm, Porthyrhyd

Abadam Arms, Porthyrhyd

13 Ionawr / January 2013  7m     Llanarthne - Twr Paxton's Tower      Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Botanic Garden Car Park

on our way

along cycle track

Paxton's Tower in distance

Ffarm y Wern

towards Greenhill

seibiant

Bridget towards Llanarthne

tuag at Lanarthne

Peter & Illtyd

Jeff

The Golden Grove Arms

Llanarthne Church and Abadam family crypt

bedd David G. Jones (1780-1879) awdur yr emyn 'Bydd Myrdd o Ryfeddodau'

Emlyn Arms- scene of a extraordinary poltergeist in 1909

footpath towards Pistyll Dewi

Dryslwyn Castle in distance

Castell Dryslwyn

back on main road near Pistyll Dewi Farm

Pistyll Dewi Farm

along unsurfaced road (being damaged by 4x4s!)

a stiff climb up Coed Pistyll Dewi

towards Paxton's Castle

cinio yn Nhwr Paxton

Paxton's Tower (built c1808)

tuag at Bontfelingāt

Helen & Christine

Jacop Sheep

crossing Afon Gwynon stream

Cwmfelingāt Waterfall

Sgwd Cwmfelingāt

bridge spanning Afon Gwynon

Helen & Alison towards Botanic Garden (free admission in January)

Frank

Waun Las Nature Reserve

Waun Las Farm

tuag at y Gerddi Botaneg

bull sculpture at Botanic Gardens

outline of the former Middleton Hall mansion

water feature at Botanic Garden