Photo Gallery 47


5 Mai / May 2013  9m  Trefdraeth / Newport (Pem)      Arweinydd / Leader Geraint Owain Price

below Carn Ingli

towards Newport

Dinas Head in distance

lawr i gyfeiriad Trefdraeth

Geraint

near Castle Hill

St Mary's Newport (Pem)

Newport

Cerrig Coetan

tuag at Barrog

Parrog

Parrog

Parrog

Terry

coastal path

Parrog

fine view

wildlife

Geraint's spiel

Dinas Head in distance

crossing Rhigian stream

cinio

Aber Rhigian Bay

yellow flowers

Cwm Rhigian

cascade in Cwm Rhigian

Merv & Terry

Holm House Farm

Helen

fascinating animal pound

Alan ger y lloc

Illtyd

Dinas Head

Parrog

Ann & Illtyd

Preseli ponies

Alison at Carn Ffoi

Terry & Christine

Mynydd Carningli

debriefing at Tafarn Sinc, Rosebush

 

18 Mai / May 2013   8m    Llanymddyfri / Llandovery   Arweinydd / Leader Margaret Thomas

Llandovery Station

towards Dolauhirion Bridge

tuag at Bont Dolauhirion

Margaret & Jeff

Lyn

Pont Dolauhirion

Dolau Hirion Bridge built by William Edwards who also built his famous bridge in Pontypridd

Afon Tywi

towards Tonn Farm

cwningen

tuag at Ffarm y Ton

Eglwys Llandingat

tomb of Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875), father of Egyptology

elevenses

Afon Bran

nice view

colfen neis

near Cefn yr Allt

cinio

Christine & Glynis

tarw cyfeillgar / friendly bull

large house

seibiant

woods

towards Cefn y Allt Uchaf

view form Cefn yr Ally Uchaf

howzat?

Gruffudd ap Llewelyn ap Fychan-Welsh martyr

Castell Llanymddyfri

debriefing at Lord Rhys, Llandovery

Penblwydd Hapus, Margaret

Llandovery Station

back in the Bont - Black Horse

 

19 Mai / May 2013  17m   Parc Margam Park - Treorci / Treorchy (Linellol / Linear)    Arweinydd / Leader Kevin Anderson

Start at Graig Fawr, Margam

coed clychau gg / bluebell wood

Margam Abbey Pond

Margam Abbey

Mike & Kevin at start of walk

biker taking part in Welsh MTB XC Championships

Port Talbot Steel Works in distance

group photo

Merv & Kevin on Abbey Road

dafad / Sheep

Kevin & Merv at Afon Llyfni

Helen & Mike at Afon Llyfni

viaduct on the Port Talbot Railway (opened 1898;closed 1984)

cinio above Graig Walter

Blaengarw

Graig Walter

Armerd Forces Memorial

Trig Point on Werfa at 568m elevation

Bwlch y Clawdd above Treorchy

Helen yn Nhreoci

 

26 Mai / May 8m 2013  Mynydd Du: Pen y Clogau - Tair Carn Uchaf & Isaf      Arweinydd / Leader Wynford Arthur

Foel Fawr Car Park

towards Pen y Clogau

Pen y Clogau yn y pellter

Pen y Clogau Cairn

towards Tair Carn Uchaf

crossing the former turnpike road (built 1779; abandoned c1819)

name that bird!

I say we are here!

seibiant

Wyn & Solitary tree

Tair Carn Uchaf

trig point at Tair Carn Isaf (Turcan)

Tair Carn Isaf (aka Turcan)

descending the mountain

Carreg Cennen Castle in distance

Castell Carreg Cennen

dry stone wall

the majestic Carreg Cennen Castle

y Ddraenen Wen

mountain road

short cut

looking towards Tro'r Gwcw

back towards car park

looking toward Trichrug in distance

cyclists

merlod y Mynydd Du

memorial to David Davies who tragically died in 1884

2 Mehefin / June 2013  10m   Cwmllynfell - Brynaman - Tai'rgwaith    Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Cefnbrynbrain

reed warbler?

Ann & Alison along cycle track

trac seiclo

crossing footbridge to Rhosaman

Rhosaman Colliery disaster memorial

Cofeb Trychineb Glofa Rhosaman

grow up, Ann!

towards Pia Bach, Brynaman

crossing Afon Garw at Pia Bach

seibiant

waiting for Christine

path to Lower Brynaman

mass of buttercups

smile please

nearly there, Merv

above Brynaman

tuag at Dai'rgwaith

towards Tai'rgwaith

towards Tai'rgwaith

overlooking trotting racetrack

Alan & Illtyd doing path maintenance

site of former collieries at Tai'rgwaith

climbing towards Penllerfedwen

looking down on Tai'rgwaith

Alan, Ann, Mike

cinio near Penllerfedwen

ruins of Pen How

Fan Gyhirych in distance

pan wen / cotton grass

Pen Waun Uchaf (ruin)

admiring the view

trig point above Rhiw Fawr

beginning the descent

tuag at Gwmllynfell

Cwmllynfell rugby field in distance

drink stop at Cwmllynfell

Gareth, Merv, Wyn

path to Ochr y Waun

debriefing at Tregib Arms, Brynaman

9 Mehefin / June 2013  8m   Castell Carreg Cennen Castle - Tair Carn Uchaf & Isaf - Llygad Llwchwr    Arweinydd / Leader Glenda Lewis

Carreg Cennen Castle car park

past Castell Farm

Castell Carreg Cennen

chaffinch / ji binc

Wyn & Glynis towards Cennen River

Neil a Wilf

Glynis, Helen Glenda

Carreg Cennen Castle

Frank

climbing up to Tair Carn Uchaf

barcud coch / red kite

towards Tair Carn Uchaf

Tair Carn Uchaf

Margaret & Gareth

Alan

towards the other two cairns at Tair Carn Uchaf

anelu at y garn olaf ar Dair Carn Uchaf

towards the last cairn at Tair Carn Uchaf

onwards towards Tair Carn Isaf (aka Turcan)

Gareth, Mary, Glynis

Margaret, Merv, Glenda

trig point at Tair Carn Isaf

cinio yn Nhair Carn Isaf

group photo on Tair Carn Isaf

descending the hill

Wyn with Tair Carn Isaf in distance

Nant Gwythwch Stream

Glenda, the leader

Llygad Llwchwr which issues from a cave

Llygad Llwchwr

Kevin doing sacred ritual at Llygad Llwchwr

ford near Llwyn Bedw

Mary & Margaret

magnificent view of Carreg Cennen Castle

close up of castle

croesi Afon Cennen

view of castle

Carreg Cennen Castle

back to start

tea & ice cream at Castle Farm cafe

15 Mehefin / June 2013 8m  Penderyn - Pontneddfechan      Arweinydd / Leader Margaret Thomas

Penderyn

towards Ysgubor Fawr

near Ysgubor Fawr Farm

Ysgubor Fawr (connection with 'Sioni' of Rebecca Riots Fame)

tuag at Eglwys Penderyn

Wyn, Eric, Illtyd

former rectory

Penderyn Churchyard

animal pound adjoining churchyard

Pantcefnyffordd Farm

Paun / Peacock

below Moel Penderyn

climbing up Moel Penderyn

group photo on Moel Penderyn

bant ni

joining the old road to Pontneddfechan

tuag at Bontneddfechan

Wyn

seibiant

slippery path down to Dinas Rock

Dinas Rock

Rose Cottage, Pontneddfechan

llysiau'r cwlwm / common comfrey

Eric

Margaret & Helen

Afon Mellte

stiff climb up

cinio

cinio

Margaret

remains of Cil-hepste Fach Farm

seibiant above Sgwd yr Eira

back towards Penderyn

nol i Benderyn

Eglwys Penderyn

grand monuments in churchyard

Red Lion, Penderyn

Illtyd playing with phone at Red Lion

Illtyd & Margaret

leaving the Red Lion

16 Mehefin / June 2013   20m     Tal y Bont on Usk - Fan y Bg - Ffordd Tf / Taff Trail     Arweinydd / Leader Frank Hinds

White Hart, Talybont-on-Usk

leaving Talybont on Usk

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Along the Brinore Tramroad

along former tramroad

some local history

Merv surving on tramroad

approaching Tal y Bont Reservoir

Talybont Reservoir

Talybont Reservoir

Taff Trail

Frank, Kevin, Merv

view of Allt Forgan

Allt Forgan & Allt Lwyd in mist

Glyn Collwn to Talybont

view of Glyn Collwn

waterfall at Caerfanell (one of many)

Neuadd Reservoir

Neuadd Reservoir

Helen approaching Nant y Gloesydd

Cairn on Fan y Bg

leaving Fan y Bg along Cefn Cyff

lunch:12 miles walked only 8 remaining!

cinio

cinio

Kevin

spotless Ty Bach in Llanfrynach

St Brynach, Llanfrynach

back towards canal

along Brecon Canal

groupof 4 still intact

cantilver bridge on canal

ar hyd y gamlas

Back to Talybont

back to Talybont

impatient to get to debriefing!

not so spotless Ty Bach (internal photos withheld!)

debriefing at White Hart, Talybont on Usk

debriefing at White Hart, Talybont on Usk

23 Mehefin / June 2013   8m   Maenorbyr / Manorbier - Freshwater East    Arweinyddion / Leaders Caroline & Bridget

Manorbier

Manorbier Church

war memorial

Castell Maenor Byr

Along coastal path

rough seas

stonechat

looking back at Manorbier Bay

Margaret, Caroline, Ann, Alison

tuag at Fae Swanlake

Swanlake Bay

Swanlake Bay

Mary, Margaret, Geraint, Paula

Swanlake Bay

climbing up from Swanlake Bay

brain coesgoch / choughs

above Swanlake Bay

tuag at Freshwater East

boats anchored in distance

Freshwater East come into view

spider crabs

the leaders

cinio

nice view from lunch stop

Wyn, Geraint, Bridget

passing the Fresh Water Pub

Geraint & Gary

towards West Moor Farm

back to Swanlake Bay

Di above Swanlake

Alan

seibiant

East Moor Farm

nol tuag at Faenor Byr

Di & Helen

back towards Maenorbyr

approaching the road

Glenda & Caroline

back to the start

debriefing at Sporting Chance, Red Roses / Rhos Goch

30 Mehefin / June 2013  11m    Ystrad Fflur / Strata Florida - Pyllau Teifi / Teifi Pools       Arweinyddion / Leaders Alison & Peter

Ystrad Fflur / Strata Florida

ruins of Bron y Berllan

Peter - where have the ferns gone?

in the direction of Foelgoch

seibiant

crossing River Teifi

stone walls

towards Llyn Teifi

gwas y neidr / dragonfly

infant Teifi

Margaret & Peter approaching the dam

Llyn Teifi

Llyn Teifi

Llyn Teifi Dam

Alison, Ann, Margaret

looking back at Llyn Teifi

tuag at Garreg Naw Llyn

Frank's last walk as he's leaving for Oman - wishing him & Sharon every success

admiring the views

Illtyd towards Carreg Naw Llyn

nearly there

hey there!

Llyn Fyrddon Fach

poser!

group photo at Carreg Naw Llyn

view from Carreg Naw Llyn after lunch

y llynnoedd

the lakes

Christine, Gary, Helen approaching Claerddu bothy

Alison signing book in bothy - alas lot of graffitti by kids inside

Claerddu bothy

Llyn Egnant

Cwm Egnant

Margaret & Christine

Afon Egnant

Frank & Gary nol i Ystrad Ffin

Strata Florida Church

'Pilgrim' statue on hill above monastery

monastery arch

debriefing at White Horse Inn, Llandeilo

7 Gorffennaf / July 2013  12m    Cron Clywedog Dam - Ffordd Sabrina's Way - Ffordd Glyndwr's Way       Arweinydd / Leader Wynford Arthur

Group photo at Sabrina carving, Llanidloes

flannel mill on the Severn

confluence of the Severn & Clywedog Rivers

Ar hyd Ffordd Sabrina

Llanidloes Golf Club

very friendly lamb at Bron y Geifr

Bryn y Fan in the distance

towards the village of Van

Wyn

welcome shade

evidence of past mining

some roadwork

along Glyndwr's Way

Cron Clywedog

Bryntail Mine ruins

cinio ar lan y cron

Clywedog dam

Bryntail Mine runs

Clywedog Rerservoir

Bwlch y Gle Dam

joining the Sabrina Way

welcome shade again

Christine & Wyn

Glynis

looking back at the dam

ar hyd Ffordd Sabrina

Wyn overcoming an obstacle

dropping back into Llanidloes

Llanidloes Centre

debriefing at Red Lion, Llanidloes

14 Gorffennaf / July 2013 8m    Aber Bach - Aberfforest     Arweinydd / Leader Geraint Owain Price

group photo

should have brought my hat

bant 'r cart!

hard getting your leg over these days!

walking the coastal path

Aber Bach

seibiant yn Aberbach

trees sculptured by westerly winds

towards Pwllgwaelod

Pwllgwaelod

Penyfan on Dinas Island

tuag at Gwm Eglwys

arfordir Sir Benfro

gwylan y mor / seagull

seabirds

Peter & Alison at Cwm yr Eglwys

Alan, wish you were here!

St Brynach, Cwm yr Eglwys, destroyed by the Great Storm of 1859

Newport Bay

cinio

Merv trying to hold in his gut!

whale sighting!

this is the life!

Geraint

x rated

no further for us

Margaret, Christine, Alison

Aberfforest

Margaret

debriefing at Tafarn y Sinc

Tafarn Sinc

Tafarn y Sinc, Rosebush

21 Gorffennaf / July 2013 8m  Swansea Marina / Marina Abertawe - Mynydd Cilfai / Kilvey Hill         Arweinydd / Leader Eric Hughes

White Rock Car Park

along cycle track

along banks of the Tawe River

Merv & Illtyd entering the marina

towards the Pump House

two poets

bd mawr yn y marina

Swansea Marina

along the coastal path

observatory

here come the 'Race for Life' runners

Swansea barrage

Marina Abertawe

seibiant

towards Port Tennant

Mary & Merv on Dinam Road, Port Tennant

Alison, Peter, Paula at Crymlyn Bog Nature Reserve

llwybr lan at Fynydd Cilfai

footpath up to Kilvey Hill

seibiant

Eric above Port Tennant

Peter & Alan

above Port Tennant

along Kilvey Hill

ar hyd Mynydd Cilfai

Liz

Peter & Alison

Swansea in distance

Illtyd & Mary

Bronze Age stone circle

supposedly the remains of a windmill but most likely a lookout

lunch stop looking down on Swansea

Swansea Docks

cinio

Abertawe o Fynydd Cilfai

group photo

start of descent

Liberty Stadium in the distance

Tawe River & Swansea

descending the hill above Foxhole

28 Gorffennaf  / July 2013  12m   Pen y Fan     Arweinydd / Leader Ann Chalke

Storey Arrms

start of climb

Craig y Byllfa in distance

Merv & An taking a breather

Corn Du

Corn Du

Merv

Pen y Fan & Corn Du

Llyn Cwm Llwch

Cwm Llwch

Group photo on Corn Du

looking back at Corn Du

group photo on Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

view towards Neuadd Reservoir

Cribyn

drink stop

looking back at Pen y Fan

Ann on Cribyn

group photo on Cribyn

the appraoching bad weather

Ann & Merv -hoods down for a while

lunch

lunch

drying out on return to Storey Arms

4 Awst / August 2013  8m   Trecastell - Llywel - Pont ar Hydfer        Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Trecastell: lashing it down!

old road to Llywel

bit flooded!

crossing the river at Llywel

Llywel Village

Eglwys Llywel

replica of Llywel Stone

church interior

off we go again

towards A40 and former Greystone Motel

stiff climb

drink stop

Merv & Brian

towards Llwyn Ynn

Llwyn Ynn

tuag at Bont ar Hydfer

towards Pont ar Hydfer

one of two footbridges crossing Usk River

St Mary's, Traean Glas, Pont ar Hydfer

cinio

Pont ar Hydfer bridge

Aberhydfer Farm

path to Meity Isaf Farm

Afon Hydfer in spate

pompren yn croesi Afon Hydfer

Mary crossing Hydfer River

stiff climb up to Meity Isaf Farm

decided to cut walk short. Passing Meity Isaf Farm

Ffarm Meity Isaf

towards Beiliaugleision Fram

Alison & Wyn

Ffarm Bailiaugleision

Merv after his fall and vandalizing the 'walking man' sign!

Christine & Helen

what's the hold up?

ar y gefnen nol i gyfeiriad Trecastell

Alison shows us how to do it!

preserved old road sign

past former Soar Chapel, Trecastell

debriefing at Castle Coaching Inn, Trecastell