Photo Gallery 46


19 Ionawr / January 2013  10m     Pontarddulais - Cwmcerdinen - Felindre     Arweinydd / Leader Terry Evans

Cwmfelin / Upper Mill, Pontarddulais

Heol Wyllt

phoning the Shepherds Arms, Felindre to arrange soup

Cefn Drum

Alison & Ann

snow gets deeper

Pete's Cairn on Cefn Drum

Jacqui & Glenda

Blaen Trwyn (Twyn Tyle)

path to Cwmcerdinen

tuag at Gwmcerdinen

well signposted path

croesi sticil

near Cwmbach

seibant

ruins of Cwmbach

footbridge spanning Dulais River

towards Mynydd Pysgodlyn

lot of snow up here

drifts

more drifts

at a junction

footpath down Cwm Sgiach

into the deep drifts

forced to walk on bank

Please note that Terry fell several times!

Cwm Sgiach

inquisitive sheep

Glenda

llwybr tuag at Ffarm Garreg Lwyd

Garreg Lwyd Farm, Felindre

Felindre village

Alan at 1832 murder stone at Nebo Chapel

arriving at the Shepherds Arms

eating leak & potato soup - lovely!

Peter having second helpings

icicles

Sgwr Pantyffa (Five Roads)

towards site of former Graig Merthyr Colliery (Cory)

back to Bont along former mineral railway

 

27 Ionawr / January 2013 10m  Portheinon / Port-Eynon - Penrhys/ Penrice - Oxwich     Arweinydd / Leader Mervyn Read

floods on roads in Gower

Porteynon

Ship Inn, Port Eynon

Alison & Alan towards Horton

Horton

path from The Beeches to Begger's Pit

tuag at Begger's Pit

Begger's Pit

flooded bridleway

Hangman's Cross

murder of crows

Brynsil being renovated

Brian & more water!

towards Mill Wood

tuag at Mill wood

hen dderwen / Old oak

Millwood

tuag at Benrhys

Penrice

Penrice Church

Eglwys Penrhys

Robin Goch

snowdrops in churchyard

Mary Kavanagh murder stone (1829)

outside church

footpath to Oxwich

llwybr i Oxwich

Oxwich

old road

towards Oxwich Castle

trig point near Oxwich Point

cinio

Gower Coast

Arfordir Gwyr

fine cliffs

Wales Coast Path on Gower

rough out there!

on the beach

remains of tree on the beach

debriefing at Ship Inn, Porteynon

 

3 Chwefror / February 2013  7m    Gwenfo / Wenvoe - St Nicholas / Sain Nicolas       Arweinydd / Leader Gary Richards

Gwenfo / Wenvoe

towards St Lythans burial chamber

catch up!

seibinat ger odyn calch (lime kiln)

towards St Lythan's burial chamber

Caroline & siamber gladdu Lythiant Sant

sheltering in chamber

Helen's cake

very nice

Gareth loves it!

Rachel

Bridget & Merv

St Lythan's Burial Chamber

towards Tinkinswood burial chamber

tuag at Gastell Carreg

information panel

Tinkinswood

Tinkinswood

Tinkinswood

St Nicholas

St Nicholas

cinio

lunch at St Nicholas

Old Police Station, St Nicholas

croesi sticil

muddy path

wooded path

St Lythan's Church

back to Wenvoe

debriefing at Wenvoe Arms

10 Chwefror / February 2013   8m    Caeriw / Carew - Creswell Quay - Lawrenny    Arweinydd / Leader Helen Pryor

Caeriw / Carew

Carew Castle

castle & Carew River

Carew Cross

Carew road bridge

alarch / swan

WWII memorial

Carew Cheriton Old School

charnel house at St Mary's, Carew Cheriton

St Mary's

church interior

path to Milton

llwybr tuag at Milton

old water pump

Milton Bridge

old road at Milton

Carew Mill (tidal)

coffee shop at mill

rhod y felin

tidal mill

looking across o river

outlet

another muddy lane

towards Cresswell Quay

old smithy

Cresswell River

chris having lunch at the Cresselly Arms, Cresswell Quay

bwyd yn y tafarn

Cresselly Arms, Cresswell Quay

gadael Creswell Quay

path to Lawrenny

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

St Caradoc, Lawrenny

churchyard

Lawrenny Church

towards Lawrenny Quay along coastal path

Garron Pill

tuag at Lawrenny Quay

Lawrenny Quay

debriefing at Lawrenny Arms

17 Chwefror / February 2013  9m    Llanfynydd - Clawddowen       Arweinydd / Leader Illtyd Lloyd

Llanfynydd

Eglwys Llanfynydd

stiff climb up from the village

Wyn

Alison & Ann

rhwng y brwyn

It's Merv

towards the woods

seibiant

tuag at y coed

Castell y Gwynt Neolithic Burial Chamber

remains of Castell y Gwynt Farm

solitary deciduous tree

looking down on Nant y Ffin in the Cothi Valley

This is where I got lost last time!

climb up in the direction of Pen y Garn

Scarlet Elf Cup

Bwlch y Rhyd Farm (ruin)

still climbing!

Christine

Chris, Merv, Frank

nearly at the top!

that's better!

coldest lunch stop ever!

cinio

Caroline

unusual formation

off we go again

Nant Sebon bridge

former Clawddowen School

fine animal

Christine ger Ffarm Clawddowen

tuag at Ffarm Maes Ifan

Gareth

spectacular fungi

Afon Felindre

Illtyd at Crach Gelli Fach

at the ruins of Crach Gelli Fawr

footpath back to Llanfynydd

debriefing at Phoenix Inn, Gorslas

24 Chwefror / February 2013 13m     Macnamara's Way  - Pen yr Allt Mawr - Pen Cerrig Calch   Arweinydd / Leader Mike Richards

group photo Cwm Grwyne Fechan

towards Hermitage

The Hermitage and Afon Grwynne Fechan

view up Cwm Grwyne Fechan

Pont Tal y Maes Bridge in distance

Pont Tal y Maes

Afon Grwyne Fechan

Macnamara's Way towards Mynydd Llysiau

Mike, our leader.

edrych nol ar Gwm Grwyne Fechan

looks very cold!

thermals weather

Mynydd Llysiau

towards Pen Twyn Glas

glad I'm wearing my thermals!

Eric

tuag at Ben Twyn Glas

Pen Y Fal (Sugar Loaf)

Pen Allt Mawr in distance

Pen Twyn Glas

Macnmara Stones at Pen Twyn Glas

close up of stones

bant ni!

Brian

towards Pen Allt Mawr

Tuag at Ben Allt Mawr

Mike & Gareth

Pen Altl Mawr

Pen Allt Mawr summit cairn

Pen Allt Mawr Trig Point

group photo on Pen Allt Mawr

tuag at Ben Cerrig Calch

Pen Cerrig Calch summit trig point

Pen Cerrig Calch

river of ice

Crug Hywel Iron Age Fort

Sugar Loaf from Crug Hywel

sun trying to break through

back to start

debriefing

10 Mawrth / March 2013  10m   Crai - Fforest Fach - Defynnog - Capel Brychgoed     Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Crai Village

memorial to those who died while constructing Crai Reservoir

tuag at Fforest Fach

towards Fforest Fach moor

Fan Gyhirych in distance

Alison

Llyn Fforest Fach and Fan Gyhirych

Helen & Christine

towards trig point on Fforest Fach

Gary, Frank, Wyn

trig point on Fforest Fach

gadael y trig

Defynnog in distance (our lunch stop)

Cwm Treweren

on bridleway to Tredomen Farm

colfen fawr

crossing Afon Treweren at Tredomen Farm

Air Ambulance attends incident at Defynnog

arriving at Defynnog

Eglwys Sant Cynog, Defynnog

cinio / lunch

Church Row, Defynnog

nameplate of former Tabernacle Chapel, Defynnog

interesting history by local resident (Christine looks a bit bored though!)

up towards Y Gaer Iron Age Hillfort

Mike

inside hillfort

along Heol Y Gaer, ancient ridgeway

along ridgeway

Alan & Alison

snowdrops at Capel Brychgoed

Brychgoed Independent Chapel namplate

towards Brynhyfryd

Bwlch Bryn Chwyth in distance

along ancient road

Heol Senni Road

stile leading down to Nant y Beudy Farm

Gary

approaching Nant y Beudy Farm, Crai

back to start

17 Mawrth / March 2013  9m   Pontardawe - Cilybebyll - Mynydd Marchywel     Arweinydd / Leader Wynford Arthur

Glantawe Park, Pontardawe

Afon Tawe

tuag at Gellinudd

towards Cilybebyll

Eglwys Cilybebyll

dunnock

the green man

towards Hendrecaradog Farm

sheep with lambs

Hendrecaradog

eating Helen's Guinness cake

into the forest

stragglers

wintry scene

which way now?

Mynydd Marchywel

Mynydd Marchywel

towards the summit of Mynydd Marchywel

hey, wait for us!

Merv

Dulais Valley

seibiant

towards trig point

summit trig point on Mynydd Marchywel

gadael y gopa

Pontardawe in distance

Beacons ahead

lunch stop

Chris

descending Mynydd Marchywel

Wyn

Mynydd Marchywel yn y pellter

Gareth towards Pentwyn Fram

Ffarm Pentwyn

towards Rhos

Kevin, Gary, Chris

crossing Afon Clydach

tuag at bentre Rhos

Nant y Llechau, Alltwen

debriefing at Travellers Well, Rhyd y Fro

24 Mawrth / March 2013 8m   Blaencwm - Blaenrhondda - Treherbert      Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison Walters

Blaencwm Car Park

risk assessment?

first waterfall below Pen Pych

sgwd o dan Pen Pych

Blaencwm from Penpych

Blaencwm from Pen Pych

Pen Pych

looking down Rhondda Fawr

on Pen Pych plateau

snowscape

towards upper reaches of Blaenrhondda

drink stop below Craig Blaenrhondda

Frank, Alison, Peter

obstruction

bridge crossing Rhondda Fawr river

Rhondda Fawr

small reservoir

towards another waterfall

sgwd / waterfall

small reservoir at the head of the valley

another waterfall

icy conditions

looking for lunch shelter

leaving lunch

Wyn & Jeff

towards Lluest Wen Reservoir

tuag at Gronfa Lluest Wen

near reservoir

thicker snow

Lluest Wen Reservoir

Brian at Lluest Wen Reservoir

towards trig point on Mynydd Tynewydd

trig point at Mynydd Ty Newydd

What's Merv doing?

descending Foel Goch to Ty Newydd

seibiant

Ty Newydd (Treherbert)

The imposing Pen Pych

debriefing at Hendewen Hotel, Blaencwm

Hendrewen Hotel, Blaencwm

31 Mawrth / March 2013   15.5m    Glyncorrwg - Blaenrhondda     Arweinydd / Leader Frank Hinds

group photo at Glyncorrwg

gadael Glyncorrwg

Mynydd Corrwg Fechan

ice shrine

Frank above Afon Corrwg Fechan

Where's Kevin?

Merv, Kevin, Ann, Helen & view of Beacons

seibiant

Corn Du & Pen y Fan

Frank

opencast workings

Llyn Fach, Rhigos

tea stop above Llyn Fach

on the edge

golygfa

Merv

Ann descending to tributary of Afon Rhondda Fawr

view of Beacons

Kevin

tributary of Afon Rhondda Fawr

view of dam visited last week on Peter & Alison's walk

croesi nant

Helen crossing 2nd tributary

view of the Rhigos

Pen Pych

Rhondda Fawr from Pen Pych

flag on Pen Pych

Kevin and frozen waterfall

Frank & Kevin

cinio

above waterfall above Blaencwm

Treherbert

approaching Glyncorrwg

leaving Blaencwm

fine view

towards Glyncorrwg

Kevin

final descent back to Glyncorrwg

disused chapel at Glyncorrwg

debriefing at Glyncorrwg Workmens Institute

7 Ebrill / April 2013 10m  Pontardawe - Cwm Egel - Cefn Gwrhyd    Arweinydd / Leader Wynford Arthur (& Lyn)

Parc Glantawe, Pontardawe

along the canal

hurry up!

Pontardawe

Illtyd climbing up Coedalltacham

dringo Coedalltallam

view above Pontardawe from Barley Hill

Lyn & Wyn tuag at Eglwys Llangiwg

Llangiwg Church

church interior

briellu / primroses

remains of the Maendy Inn (also known in 1851 as the Cilybebyll Arms). Also the curates house

well in Llangiwg churchyard

down towards Travellers Well, Rhydyfro

hen gapel Saron, Rhydyfro

Wyn climbing up to Mynydd y Garth

Mynydd y Garth with Pontardawe in distance

uwchben Cwm Egel

Cwm Egel

Frank

Pen Twyn Farm (ruin)

Ffarm Pen Twyn (adfail)

Wyn

climing up from brook

remains of Cwm Nant Ystafell Farm

tuag at Ffarm Cwrt y Bariwns

Cwrt y Bariwns Farm

approaching Rhyd Egel Farm (formerly Bogel Egel)

Ffarm Rhyd yr Egel (Bogel Egel gynt). Man geni Evan William Evans, mathemategydd, a ymfudodd yn 1831 i'r U.D

cinio yn Ffarm Rhyd yr Egel (Bogel Egel gynt)

crossing Egel River (one branch of it)

ruins of Ty Newydd

along the lake at Ty Newydd

Llyn bach yn Nhy Newydd

crossing another branch of Egel River

on Cefn Gwrhyd moor

Cefn Gwrhyd

Cefn Gwrhyd

Helen on route back to Llangiwg

back along Pontardawe Golf Club (Watch your heads!)

14 Ebrill / April 2013  9m     Llanmadoc - Oldwalls       Arweinydd / Leader Gary Richards

faithful crew (rain or shine) at Llanmadoc

Trinity Chapel

Eglwys Cheriton

towards pack horse bridge

pack horse bridge

un o niferoedd o sticlau

shelter for coffee

sheep excercising

wyn y Ganwyn

Greyhound Inn - lost opportunity

Cefn Bryn in background

view of Whitford

Wyn & Frank

odyn calch / lime kiln

closer look of lime kiln

approaching Woebley Castle

inside courtyard

cinio tu fas i'r castell

Merv

another lime kiln

along Landimore Marsh

more sheep

abandoned boat on marsh

along coastal path back to Llanmadoc

North Hill Tor?

coastal pill

crossing stepping stones

croesi cerrig camu

Landimore in the distance

debriefing at the Brittania Inn, Llanmadoc

20 Ebrill / April 2013  8m    Cilmeri      Arweinydd / Leader Glenda Lewis

Bont Station

train arrives (built in 1839 the oldest surviving tunnel in Wales)

Cilmeri

tuag at Eglwys Llanganten

towards Llanganten Church (Yes, it is Geraint!)

Llanganten Church

Llanganten Church

towards Builth Golf Course

seibiant

no feeding the ...?

Cwrs Golff Llanfair ym Muallt

Afon Gwy / Wye River

Builth & Garth Hill in distance

cinio ar lan Afon Gwy

lunch on the banks of the River Wye

alarch

Wye Valley Walk Path

Pen Ddol Rocks

Pen Ddol Rocks

shigligwt / pied wagtail

Wye Bridge which carries the Heart of Wales Railway

Alison (with a rucksack!) on banks of the Wye

moplath / slow-worm

barcud / kite

Y Ddraig Goch

debriefing at ?

Cilmeri Station at 19:35!

Geraint & Brian at the Black Horse, Bont (or is it Yr Hendy?)

22 Ebrill / April 2013  20m   Cylchdaith Penybont ar Ogwr / Bridgend Circular      Arweinydd / Leader Frank Hinds

Sarn Park & Ride

can you hear me?

Gareth yfed te

Kevin foraging

Interesting. But what are they?

Coed y Mwstwr Hotel

Llangrallo / St Crallo, Coychurch

black cloth around door

preaching cross in churchyard

gargoyle

imposing view of Llangrallo / St Crallo

inside St Crallo

key imprinted on brick of grave

Train on Hendy-Paddington mainline

old mill house at Ty Candy Fram

y rhod / waterwheel (remains of)

gampo / dog cart still in barn

weathervane on forge at Treoes

green lane around the Ford factory

horse enjoying polo mint

commemorative plaque

bedyddfa / baptismal pool

Corntown Farm

cinio

crossing Afon Alun

Pant Quarry

road at Flemingstone Iron Age Fort

Gareth a Merv

Schwyll Pumping Station

Castell Ogwr / Ogmore Castle

chocolate box cottage at Merthyr Mawr

tree surgeon with a sense of humour

Nantffornwg

tunnel under mainline

underneath the M4

28 Ebrill / April 2013  9m   Rhaeadr Gwy / Rhayader         Arweinydd / Leader Wynford Arthur

Rhaeadr Gwy / Rhayader. Where's Ann?

Eglwys Rhaeadr Gwy

Sadly, the once spectacular waterfall which gave the town its name was destroyed by workmen building the bridge in 1780

near Dderw Bridge

hen garreg filltir / old milestone

past Llawr Dderw Cottage

ascending Llawr Dderw

Gareth

Wyn & Peter

Alison & Ann at Maen Serth Standing Stone

off we go

Gareth & Christine with Cerrig Gwalch and Lloftyddglesion in distance

Eric

Alan

What a view

down to the valley

i lawr y waered

Carreg Gwalch & Lloftyddgleision

solitary tree

Gareth, Alison, & Peter with Gamallt in background

Helen & Christine

Gamallt

Eric camera shy

looking back up the valley

Wyn checking his map

joining the Wye Valley Way

Afon Gwy / Wye River

Gilfach Nature Reserve

former railway bridge

blocked up railway tunnel

along Marteg River

sgwd / waterfall

tuag Gilfach

Gilfach longhouse

cinio at Gilfach

fine view

Helen & Gareth above Gilfach

near Tynshimley

Llitiard Carnau

deibriefing at Eagle Inn, Rhayader