Photo Gallery 49


15 Rhagfyr / December 2013   8m   Llangiwg - Ynysmeudwy     Arweinydd / Leader Lyn Davies

Traveller's Well, Rhydyfro

tuag at Langiwg

Eglwys Llangiwg

Llangiwg Church

Llwyn Meudwy Uchaf Farm

new stile required

footbridge at Cwm Sion

cyrraedd Heol Las

path to Ynysmeudwy

Llwybr i Ynysmeudwy

Ynysmeudwy

Ynysmeudwy Arms

Afon Cwmdu

Swansea Canal

Swansea Canal

hwyaid ar y gamlas / ducks on the canal

passing the bridge

towards Upper Lock

Loc Uchaf

Upper Lock

Upper Lock

alaong the canal towards Pontardawe

remains of a canal barge

Lyn & Wyn enjoying the weather

Merv

Gareth at Pontardawe

passing sun dial at Pontardawe

inscription on sun dial

Cwm Du & Afon Clydach Uchaf

bridge crossing Upper Clydach River

bwyd y boda / fungi

Cwmdu

sgwd

waterfall

swift torrent

team photo

small cluster of fungi

approaching Rhydyfro

bridge at Gelli Gron Mill (ruin)

debriefing at Traveller's Well (Travs), Rhydyfro

22 Rhagfyr / December 2013  8m     Bethlehem     Arweinydd / Leader Helen Pryor

Carn Goch, Bethlehem

Cofeb i Gwynfor Evans

Lyn at Ger y Nant

above Ger y Nant

Lyn, Frank, Eric

towards Bwlch y Gors

Frank, Mary, Mandy

Mulled wine - not as good as Peter's (ha ha ha!!!)

Pen y Bicws aka Trichrug

approaching Bwlch y Gors

fine views

trig point on Pen y Bicws aka Trichrug

golygfeydd ysblennydd

looking down on Carn Goch, the Iron Age Fort

fine view of the Tywi Valley

Banc Celynnog

seibiant

fording Nant Celynnog

cinio

Frank, back for Xmas

Gary & Brian

towards Tanylan Woods

Tanylan Woodland notice

ruin in woods

the stone rampart of Craig Goch and Tywi Valley

the Bronze Age cairn within the Iron Age fort

Gary ar ben y garn

along the path

Tywi flood plain

debriefing at the White Horse Inn, Llandeilo

26 Rhagfyr / December 2013 11m    Graig Fawr - Penllercastell - Mynydd Pysgodlyn   Arweinydd / Leader Gary Richards

view of Llwchwr Estuary from Graig Fawr

Pontarddulais

track leading up Graig Fawr

old stone wall

Graig Fawr Neolithic Burial Chamber - earliest man made structure in the Bont

towards Trig Point

Llwchwr Valley

Graig Fawr Trig Point

snow on Bannau Sir Gaer

cinio ym Mhenllercastell

Ann

information plaque at Penllercastell

upended trig point on Mynydd Pysgodlyn

old path descending to Banc y Bo

29 Rhagfyr / December 2013   8m    Pontardawe - Cilybebyll - Alltwen    Arweinydd / Leader Lyn Davies

Pontardawe Inn (aka Gwachel)

wooded path

Afon Tawe

crossing the A4067 and defying the sign

towards Glyndolau

up the tramline

lan y tramffordd

gather around for Lyn's spiel

Lyn's spiel

Merv sporting new head gear

ancient way

Lyn

Alison & Merv tuag at Gilybebyll

Cilybebyll Church

llwydrew (llytrew)

Chris

crossing Nant Gelli Nedd

towards Gelli Ceirios Farm

Gelli Ceirios Farm

towards Rhos

Frank before returning to Oman

in the long grass

Terry & Owen

Geraint

Cefn Celfi Farm

Jeff, Geraint, Peter at Cefn Celfi Farm

lunch with Mynydd Marchywel in distance

Merv & Terry

towards Rhos

footpath, formerly Primrose Colliery railway

Wyn & Brian

Pontardawe from Craig Alltwen

St Peter's Church, Ponatrdawe

on Craig Alltwen

Alltwen

Gelli Nudd

Oblivious!

Nant Gelli Nedd

bridge across Nant Gelli Nedd

debriefing at the Gwachel

5 Ionawr / January 2014   10m    Baglan - Mynydd Dinas - Aberafan /Aberavon      Arweinydd / Leader Eric Hughes

group photo

over the bridge

into woods at Baglan

view of Swansea Bay

a torrent

seibiant

sad ruin of Blaen Baglan

fine view

tuag at Fynydd Dinas

view from Mynydd Dinas

Mynydd Dinas

Wales Coastal Path waymarker

desending towards Aberafan

bit of shelter

Afon Afan

Afan River

he loves it!

stumps of former bridge

approaching docks

pier

along Aberafan sea front

sea a bit quieter today!

Baglan Burrows

pipe line

12 Ionawr / January 2014    8m    Southgate - Caswell - Langland   Arweinydd / Leader Mandy Fancourt

Southgate

Deep Slade

Wait for us!

Merv, Paula, Helen

towards Pwll Du

Pwll Du

Pwll Du

Pwll Du

Pwll Du

Pwll Du

Pwll Du

Gareth & Wyn

Geraint & Paula towards Caswell

Coastal path

seibiant

Caswell

Caswell Bay

Caswell

towards Langland

along the golf course

Langland

cinio

lunch

Wyn & Merv

bran y mor / cormorant

back to Caswell along lower path

coastal path

Pioden y mor / oystercatcher

group photo on path

canoeists

recent storm damage at Caswell

debriefing at the joiners, Bishopston

19 Ionawr / January 2014  8m   Glyncorrwg - Cymer - Abercregan            Arweinydd / Leader Caroline John

Glyncorrwg Ponds Visitor Centre

towards the ponds

Glyncorrwg Ponds

Afon Corrwg

climbing up to the remains of Tyn y Pant Farm

great view of the Corrwg Valley from Tyn y Pant Farm ruins.

seibiant

Cymer in the distance where the Corrwg joins the Afan River

into the woods

yn y coed

mountain torrent

Peregine Trail (arwydd Cymraeg?)

cheeky sods. Notice Gareth with new footwear!

towards Cefn Mawr

cinio

Cefn Mawr and Ffynnon Oer Wind Factory

on Cefn Fordd , an ancient ridgway (Hey, there's two missing!)

mwswg / moss

wind turbine towering over wood

bit of sunshine

nice clearing

Are you sure its this way?

Corrwg Fechan?

back at the visitor centre

Glyncorrwg Workmen's Institute

Gareth's lounge shoes!

I say its this way!

26 Ionawr / January 2014  8m  Clydach - Gellionnen - Trebannws / Trebanos      Arweinydd / Leader Lyn Davies

Clydach

along the Swansea Canal

crossing the canal

Sgwt Clydach

towards Craig Cefn Parc

old railway line to Craig Cefn Parc

New Inn, Craig Cefn Parc

Cwm Clydach

Cathelyd Ganol Farm

Gareth

Craig yr Allt (aka Plum Pudding)

Lyn

below Craig yr Allt

Merv yn dringo Craig yr Allt

enjoying the view

merlod bach

towards Gellionnen Chapel

sticil

Capel Gellionnen

chapel interior

Mynydd Gellionnen

Mynydd Gellionnen

ar yr hewl

bridleway from Gellionnen Uchaf to Trebanos.

bridleway

approaching Trebanos

Cwm Tawe

former railway bridge

Colliers Arms, Trebanos

back along the canal

Alan

y gamlas

Ludwig Mond 1839-1909, chemist and industrialist

Lyn & Gareth

St John's, Clydach

2 Chwefor 2014  9m   Traeth Cynffig / Kenfig Sands        Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Kenfig Nature Reserve

Kenfig Pool

gwyddau / geese

building on lake

ar lan y llyn

towards Mawdlam

Mawdlam Church

Angel Inn

tuag at Gastell Cynffig

remains of Kenfig Castle

Eric, Chris & Wyn

Kenfig Castle

one of many pools

Chris & Illtyd

solitary scotch pine

Afon Cynffig

towards the sea

washed up buoy

flooded grassland

reaching old haulage road

Wales Coastal Path footbridge - lucky for us we wern't crossing the river

following the river to the sea

looking for a lunch stop

cinio

sillouette

Port Talbot steel works in distance

group at the wreck

remains of a wreck

towards Sker Point

beach bums!

Jeff finds a port hole

recent storms have exposed ancient peat

ancient footprint?

where's the sand gone?

boulders tossed onto the land by the raging sea

Samtampa distaster memorial

Santampa disaster memorial

Sker House and flooded pasture

Sker House

debriefing at the Prince of Wales, Kenfig

10 Chwefror / February 2014   9m     Reynoldston - Penrhys / Penrice - Oxwich - Cefn Bryn            Arweinydd / Leader Mervyn Read

King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston

Reynoldstone Police Station

tuag at Eynon's Ford

Millwood

Merv & Wyn at Millwood

Penrhys / Penrice

Penrice Church

murder stone

Gary & Wyn

Lilis gwynion bach

drink stop at the ruined Moor Cottage

towards Oxwich

Margaret's Cottage

Bae Oxwich

Oxwich Bay

towards Torbay

mor garw / rough seas

Cefn Bryn in distnce

wind surfing at Oxwich

towards the footbridge

y bompren

river approaches the sea

towards Torbay

Great Tor

Oxwich Bay

coastal path

Wyn

Merv & Gary

ascending Cefn Bryn

Three Cliffs

Paula

Gary ar Gefn Bryn

Cefn Bryn

Cefn Bryn

Alan

Cefn Bryn

topographic disc

onwards to Reynoldston

Reynodlston

debriefing at King Arthur

16 Chwefror / February 2014  8m     Llyn Pen y Fan Pond - Manmoel        Arweinydd / Leader Gareth Rees

Llyn Pen y Fan Pond

Penyfan Pond

Glenda & Christine

near Ty'r Sais Farm

ger Ffram Ty'r Sais

Markham Village

Longbarn!

Twyn Simon Farm

Geraint

along former railway line

ar hyd yr hen reilffordd

the leader

Glenda & Christine

towards Twyn Gwyn Farm

Kevin & Chris

tuag at Fanmoel

towards Manmoel

cinio near Manmoel

Lunch near Manmoel

Manmoel Village

Capel y Parran, Manmoel

Manmoel

Highland cow

joining the road

old tree stump

Merv & Curon

fine view from Manmoel Common

Gary & Gareth

gnarled beech trees

Alan

towards Tonypandy Farm

following old ridgeway

hen heol

Christine & Helen

view of Ebbw Vale

Chris & Wyn

Pen y Fan Pond

Llyn Pen y Fan

bran y mor / cormorant

back to cars

23 Chwefror / February 1014    8m   Glanaman - Pontaman - Mynydd Betws      Arweinydd / Leader Illtyd Lloyd

Glanaman

Glanaman Square

Afon Aman

trac seiclo ar lan Afon Aman

Christine, Brian & Wyn

Alan, Eric & Merv

hen bont Pontaman

Christine's Guiness cake- yummy!

Brian & Christine

Merv on his third helping!

Mary & Eloise

Betws

bridge spanning Nantyffin stream and gorge

towards Tir Eleanor Morgan Farm

Tir Eleanor Morgan Farm

above Llethrlan Fawr Farm

Christine

towards Mynydd Betws picnic site

information board

Eric & Illtyd

Waun Hir Ffarm access road

Brian, Gary, Merv

tuag at y mast delathrebu ar Fynydd Betws

cinio

Illtyd & Eloise

looking back at telecommunication mast and wind turbine

Mynydd Betws

Waun Hir Farm

rhwng y brwyn!

Ffarm Bodyst Uchaf

towards Brunant Farm

Alan

seibiant

Brunant Farm ruin

interior of Brunant

Brian at another ruined farm

Illtyd on ancient track descending the hill

Wyn & Gareth

path back to the car park

debriefing at Cross Keys, Glanaman

8 Mawth / March 2014 10m  Pontarddulais - Cwmcerdinen - Felindre   Arweinydd / Leader Ann Chalke

Bont Car Park

Caecerrig Road

waterfall at Upper Mill (Cwmfelin)

Jeff, Gareth & Brian ar Heol Wyllt

Curon & Brian on Cefn Drum

Ann

towards Peter's Cairn

agosau at y garn

Peter's Cairn

Graig Fawr Walk post

gadael y garn

towards Twyn Tyle (Blaen Trwyn)

heulwen hyfryd

Twyn Tyle (Blaen Trwyn) in distance

Alan at the prehistoric henge

Cwmcerdinen Walk waymarker

tuag at Gapel Gerasim

Merv & Ann

Jeff & Mandy at Cwmcerdinen

near Tyle Coch Farm

Its Eric!

Rhyd y Coynant Ford

infant Dulais River

at Rhyd y Coynant Ford

Brian towards Mynydd y Garn Fach

march or die!

Mynydd y Gwair beyond

near Upper Lliw Reservoir

Upper Lliw Reservoir

Pownd Top

Upper Lliw Valley

Gary & Merv

Darren Fawr

Paula & Eric

Gareth

picnic site

Mandy

Lower Lliw Reservoir

old tree

Merv

16 Mawrth / March 2014    8m  Pentywyn / Pendine - Marchros / Marros        Arweinydd / Leader Margaret Thomas

Pendine

this way folks!

Pendine

view from Dolwen Point

Ynys Weryn / Worms Head

seibiant

tuag at Mofa Bychan

Caldey Island (Ynys Byr) in distance

last years bracken (& stragglers!)

seibiant arall

Brian

towards Marros Sands

old waymarker

hen ffarm

walkway

seren fōr / starfish

wreck of the 'Rover'

ancient peat beds

petrified tree stump

petrified tree stump

Margaret, Helen, Mary

ancient peat beds

ar y traeth

on the shingle

cinio ar Draeth Marchros

shingle beach

Dinbych y Pysgod / Tenby

Marros Mill

towards Marros Village

tuag at Bentre Marchros

Marros Church

steps to churchyard

group photo at Marros

Pwll Farm

through fields

near Green Bridge

Paula & Margaret

garlleg gwyllt / wild ramsons

old road to Pendine

debriefing at Springwell Inn, Pendine

23 Mawrth / March 2014 10m     Caerffili / Caerphilly - Castell Coch     Arweinydd / Leader Kevin Anderson                

Caerffili

gorsedd & castle

Kevin, Terry, & Brian at Caerphilly

Caerphilly Church

golf course

tuag at Fynydd Caerffili

Mynydd Caerffili

Castell Caerffili

Craig yr Allt & Mynydd y Garth

on we go

Caerphilly Mountain

Craig yr Allt

Caerphilly Common

Christine & Terry

Taff Trail

former bridge abutments

Ann

dan y bont

towards Castell Coch

Blodyn y Gwynt / Wind Anemone

Castell Coch

path leading fron castle

Kevin, Terry, Ann

towards Thre Bears Cave (Ogof y tri Arth)

Ogof y Tri Arth / Three Bears Cave

Yr ogof / The Cave

sculputure

Brian

Merv at Cefn Carnau Farm (ruin)

crossing brook

nol i Gaerffili

Terry next to his hero, Tommy Cooper

Castell Caerffili

figure in castle

y castell

castle moat

Ann, Brian, Christine

Alan

debriefing at Courtroom / Tafarn y Cwrt

Tafarn y Cwrt / The Courtroom

30 Mawrth / March 2014  10m     Groeswen - Clawdd Senghennydd Dyke     Arweinydd / Leader Gary Richards

White Cross Inn, Groeswen

Capel Groeswen

Terry, Christine & Merv towards Hendredenny

Penyrheol

Gary & Helen yn dringo lan at yr ucheldir

Eglwysilan Common

Comin Eglwysilan

Gary's spiel on the C13 Senghennydd Dyke

olion y clawdd / dyke remains

Alison, Gary & Peter

Mynydd Eglwysilan

Margaret & Christine

Brian & Peter with Llanbradach tips in distance

Chris

Ann, Terry & Alison on summit of Mynydd Eglwysilan

gadael y piler triongli

towards Carneddi Llwydion

cinio

Margaret & Merv

one of two Bronze Age cairns known as Carneddi Llwydion

towards Eglwysilan hamlet

dry stone wall

Senghennydd

Merv & Gary

leaving Eglwysilan Common

Eglwysilan Church

Eglwysilan

Rose & Crown, Eglwysilan

Pentre Eglwysilan

Helen

hamlet of Eglwysilan

Alison & Peter above Taff Vale

seibiant ar Fynydd Meio

trig point on Mynydd Meio

Mynydd Meio

Christine, Brian & Helen

Caerphilly

Chris

Alan

debriefing at White Cross Inn, Groeswen

6 Ebrill / April 2014 8m    Talsarn - Llanddeusant - Arhosfa'r Garreg-lwyd        Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Talsarn

Merv towards Afon Llechach

old road

Diolch Merv

tuag at y pompren

wyn / lambs

appoaching the river

Afon Llechach

footbridge spanning Afon Llechach

Gareth tuag at Ffarm Aberdyfnant

ruins of Gelli Ddu Farm

towards Llanddeusant YHA

Llanddeusant YHA

Eglwys Llanddeusant

church interior

leaving the village

old track

up towards the lower slopes of Mynydd y Llan

lower path

nant y mynydd

mountain perimeter

Gary & Helen

lower slopes of Bryn Cedni

tuag at Afon Llechach a Heol Trecastell

towards Afon Llechach and Trecastle Road

brwyn / rushes

Arhosfa'r Garreg-lwyd ahead

Afon Llechach and sheepfold

crossing Afon Llechach

Afon Llechach

on the rampart of the Roman marching camp at Arhosfa'r Garreg-lwyd

Merv on old road below Fedw Fawr

towards Pentregronw

descending Cwm Clydach

cinio mewn lloc ar lan Afon Clydach

Mary, Christine & Helen

crossing Afon Clydach and along Myddfai Road

back towards Talsarn

hen gapel Talsarn (ty preifat bellach)

Talsarn Row

13 Ebrill / April 2014    12m     Pedol Penyfan Horseshoe        Arweinydd / Leader Ann Chalke

Storey Arms

Corn Du ahead

crossing the infant Taf river

lan at Gorn Du

Eric & Ann

Llyn Cwm Llwch below

Glynis & Eric on Corn Du

Corn Du

Corn Du

Glynis & Helen

Craig Gwaun Taf

Neuadd Reservoir

seibiant

Rhiw Ysgyfarnog

Rhiw yr Ysgyfarnog

Merv

descending towards Neuadd Reservoir

Cronfa Ddwr Neuadd

Corn Du & Pen y Fan from Neuadd Reservoir

following the old Roman Road

Pen y Fan & Cribyn

towards Fan y Bīg

Merlen a'i hebol

Brecon from Fan y Bīg

lunch on Fan y Bīg

Ann ar Fan y Bīg

Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn from Fan y Bīg

Merv on the diving board

tuag at Gribyn

Descending

towards Pen y Fan

Eric

Cribyn

dringo lan i Ben y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

summit of Pen y Fan (formerly Cadair Arthur)

descending

Debriefing at Ancient Briton