Photo Gallery 58


11 Mehefin / June 2017    8m       Onllwyn - Banwen - Sarn Helen            Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Onllwyn

off we go

tuag at y Banwen

towards Banwen

Onllwyn Washery

Bridget

Glynis & Gary

dog daisies

along former railway line

crossing former railway bridge

approaching Banwen

Banwen - birthplace of St Patrick

Pwll Banwen

Roman Road, Banwen

mosiac of Sarnau Helen

above Banwen

seibiant

Frank & Lyn

reading information panel

Clwydi Banwen

milestone

Sarn Helen

Brian ascending Sarn Helen

nice view

Sarn Helen

Sarn Helen

Glynis

Sarn Helen

Sarn Helen

Hirfynydd Trigpoint

leaving trigpoint

gadael Sarn Helen

cinio

view from Hirfynydd

i lawr y waered

Chris & Frank

Seven Sisters Forest

trac y coedwigoedd

Hirfynydd in the distance

abundance of orchids

Merv

seibiant

Merv's rude joke

bridleway to Onllwyn

putting away waterproofs

bridlway

Illtyd

footbridge spanning Nant Melyn

llwybr ceffyl i Onllwyn

Glynis, Bridget, Mary

back to Onllwyn

tuag at Onllwyn

last leg

debrief at the Gradon Inn

 

18 Mehefin / June 2017     9m       Cwm Hepste - Cefn Cadlan          Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

near Penderyn

Chris & Brian

friendly horse

Chris

tuag at Hepste Fawr

old stone gate post

water stop- much needed today

Glynis

Gary ar hyd heol hynafol

towards Hepste Fawr

what's the hold up?

ladder stile & foxglove

field of gold

Gary, Kevin, Bridget

Kevin & Janet at Hepste Fawr

ger Hepste Fawr

Brian, Chris & Chris

green lane towards Heol Las

Bridget

hewl hynafol

Gary & Helen

approaching the ruined Heol Las Farm

ruined Heol Las Farm

Helen & Chris at Heol Las

onto the open country

looking back in direction of Heol Las

Chris & Chris

Cefn Cadlan in the distance

tuag at Ffarm Hepste Fechan

Ffarm Hepste Fechan

crossing Nant Hepste Fechan

gadael Ffarm Hepste Fechan

towards Hepste River

river is low today!

croesi'r afon

crossing the Afon Hepste

Girls cooling their feet

Cadair Fawr in ther distance

Ffram Hepste Fechan yn y pellter

steady ascent to Cadair Fawr

cinio with fine views

neis iawn

Janet & Margaret

group photo on Cadair Fawr

leaving Cadair Fawr

Cefn Cadlan

outcrop on Cefn Cadlan

nyth ehedydd / skylark's nest

ancient enclosure

seibiant

seibiant

onwards

Glynis

Cefn Cadlan

Chris boot in tatters

looking towards Penderyn

Mary & Bridget

hen luest bugail? old shepherd's hut?

Lamb Hotel, Penderyn

debrief at the Lamb Hotel, Penderyn

25 Mehefin / June 2017     7m    Tyddewi / St David's - Caerfai           Arweinydd / Leader Geraint Owain Price

Caerfai

Mary's farmhouse ice cream

tuag at Dyddewi

iar fach yr haf

St David's Cathedral

Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi

which way now?

cake break

on the right track!

carn yn y pellter

near Tregennis Uchaf

towards Porthlysgy Bay

tuag at Fae Porthlysgi

back on the coastal path

cinio

cinio

fine views

llwybr yr arfordir

fine seascape

tuag at Borth Clais

brangoes goch

chough

towards Porth Clais

Porth Clais

odynnau calch

Brian

Kevin, Margaret, Helen

Trwyn Cynddeiriog?

towards St Non's Chapel

rugged cliffs

Capel Santes Non

Ffynnon Non

Ffynnon Non

chapel at St Non's retreat

chapel at St Non's Retreat

towards Caerfai

lluniaeth yn Nhafarn yr Harbwr, Solfach

defbrief at the Harbour Inn, Solva

2 Gorffennaf / July  2017       7m        Little Haven - Talbenny - Mill Haven        Arweinydd / Leader Geraint Owain Price

ger Little Haven

red admiral

towards Talbenny Church

Eglwys Talbenny

church interior

the likely lads

passing Upper Talbenny Farm

Cross Farm

ar y cyffordd

Kevon & Merv

Geraint's spiel

Glynis & Wyn

tuag at Ffram Lower Broadmoor

Lower Broadmoor

gadael y ffarm

into the shade

Bridget, Glenda, Jacqui

tuag at Mill Haven

carved cross hands in stone

towards the beach

massive ramparts of fort

Mill Haven

Mill Haven

Mill Haven

having a paddle

cooling the feet

coastal path

llwybr yr arfordir

Jacqui with scupture

fine views

fine seascape

coastal flowers

towards Ticklas Point

tuag at Ticklas Point

cinio

large ships anchored

team photo

rock sea-spurrey

towards Borough Head

Broad Haven in distance

Wyn

seibiant

back towards the car park

fine cliffs

debrief at the Bush, Robeston Wathen

9 Gorffennaf / July 2017    10m        Capel Uchaf & Isaf / Upper & Lower Chapel                           Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Capel Uchaf Upper Chapel

Capel Dyffryn Honddu

above Capel Uchaf

track to the open hillside

tuag at y comin agored

Gary & Alan

Kevin & Gill

drink stop on reaching the common

towards Twyn y Post

old mile stone 'To BRECON 8 miles'

careg filltir

ar y comin

old road

eating Janet's delicious cakes

burial chamber

beacons in the distance

great view of Beacons

in the direction of Beili Griffith

hollow way

towards Castell Madog

Castell Madog Mansion

arriving at Capel Isaf

Llanfihangel Fach

Llanfihangel Fach

old school?

Chris

capel Bethesda

passing Bethesda Chapel

bridge spanning Afon Honddu

Afon Honddu

Pen y Bont

Llechach Farm

ascending

cinio

Bannau Brycheiniog

Mary & Gill

Brian & Chris

horses cooling in the breeze

Janet

ger Fanolau

Cwm Ysgir Fawr

Fanoleu?

Fanoleu?

Kevin

seibiant

Ffynnon Oer

Brian

Mary

Gill & Kevin

Cefn Bach

Cefn Bach

bridlegate

towards the road

Brian having a spell

withered tree

Frank & Merv

back towards Capel Uchaf

nice to take those boots off

debrief at the Pwll Gloyw Inn

Pwll Gloyw Inn

16 Gorffennaf / July 2017     15m     Draethen - Mynydd Machen - Bedwas          Arweinydd / Leader Kevin Anderson

Draethen

Toll House on Newport Road

St Michael & All Angels

towards Mynydd Machen

tip spoil

towards Mynydd Machen summit

coffe and Glynis's delicous cake

Frank on Mynydd Machen

Kevin

tip spoil

Helen & Glynis

fine view

old spoil tip

Sirhywi Valley

wooded part of ridge

old beech trees

cinio

delicious cakes

lunch at the top

rutted track

fine view

Kevin & Frank

settlement

Bedwas

along former railway track

St Barrwg's, Bedwas

St Barrwg's

leaving the church

commemorative plaque

which way now?

cycle track

old railway signals

Frank & Kevin

cycle path

crossing the Rhymney river

23 Gorffennaf / July 2017   10m      Llwydcoed - Mynydd Aberdar           Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Llwydcoed

Glynis & Helen on former railway to Abernant

Illtyd & Chris

seibiant

Emyr

Ann & Glynis yn Abernant

Tafarn Rhoswenallt

ascending the lower slopes of Mynydd Aberdar

pool

ascending former tramway

Mountain Pit tramway

croesi'r gat

Mary & Kevin

Cwm Cynon in distance

ascending Mynydd Aberdar

approaching summit of Mynydd Aberdar

Wyn & Chris above Cwm Cynon

trig point on Mynydd Aberdar

Cyfarthfa Castle

leaving the trig

desceding Mynydd Aberdar

Cefn Coed y Cymer

Mynydd Aberdar

cinio

cinio

towards Bryn y Badell

towards the A465

seibiant

A465 at the former Baverstock Hotel

Janet, Mary, Wyn, Kevin

old road to Hirwaun

tuag at Gronfa Ddwr Nant Hir

A465 spanning the Nant Hir Reservoir

Cronfa Ddwr Nant Hir

Janet & Glynis towards Nant Moel Reservoir

Cronfa Nant Moel

Helen

Nant Moel Reservoir

seibiant

Alan

Helen

ruined Nant Moel Uchaf Farm

tuag at Nant Moel Isaf

towards Nant Moel Isaf

Illtyd & Chris

hen glawdd

Emyr & Glynis

approaching Nant Moel

Emyr

sticil

newly cleared path - thanks to BBNP

into the small tunnel

out on the other side

path to Cynon River

colfen gam

Afon Cynon

path back to Llwydgoed

Janet

croesi'r rheilffordd

debrief at the New Inn, Cefn Rhigos

29 Gorffennaf / July 2017     12 miles         Abergorlech - Talyllychau / Talley            Arwenydd / Leader Frank Hinds

Abergorlech

view of the village

muddy path

meadow view

tea break

tea break

Afon Cothi

Edwinsford Mansion in the distance

Afon Cothi from bridge

Talley Abbey lakes

nice paint job

Chris & statue

Talley Parish Church

Talley Abbey

group photo

Helen

Talley in the valley

lunch stop on Mynydd Cynros

enjoying fine summer weather

Illtyd in front of the old farmhouse

Illtyd and Merv on bridge

Gary & Helen

Gorlech stones (mustone with calcite webs)

6 Awst / August 2017    8m     Mynydd Cerrig / Hatteral Hill             Arweinydd / Leader Helen Pryor

Penybont

Margaret

climbing from Llanfihangel Crucorney

Ysgyryd Fawr in the distamce

wickerwork

looking up Cwm Euas

ar y mynydd

passing a property

bwyd y boda

ascending Hatteral Hill

Ysgyryd Fawr

dringo Mynydd Cerrig

dung beetle?

Kevin & Gill

lunch

Cinio with England beyond

disghwl lawr ar Loegr

trig point on Hatterall Hill

returning

towards the hillfort

great views

Margaret, Mary & Geraint

hillfort rampart in the background

stone waymarker

Mary

through fields

joining the Beacons Way

seibiant

Brian before the cows attacked!

nearly down

tuag at Llanfihangel Crucornau

Ysgyryd Fawr looms high in the distance

descending from the railway

debrief at the Skirrid Inn

debrief at the Skirrid Inn

12 Awst / August 2017     7m?      Drygarn Fawr - Cwm Gwesyn - Esgair Irfon       Arweinydd / Leader  Geraint Owain Price

Llanerch Yrfa, Cwm Irfon

Alan & Wyn

Jacqui, Rachel & Glenda

Above Nant y Fedw

Brian

approaching the moorland

tuag at Ddrygarn Fawr

crossing Nant y Fedw

Jacqui, Glenda & Rachel

Drygarn Fawr in distance

Rachel & Illtyd

croesi Nant Gwesyn

approaching Drygarn Fawr

Drygarn Fawr

cinio

cinio

cinio

off we go

haul mas!

descending

lovely path!

Afon Gwesyn

rough terrain

hen loc

Afon Gwesyn

the girls find an easier route

Alan

a sole walker at Drygarn Fawr

approaching Sgwd y Ffrwd

at Sgwd y Ffrwd

Margaret wrth ymyl Sgwd y Ffrwd

Brian

Sgwd y Ffrwd

Cwm Gwesyn

Cwm Gwesyn

Cwm Gwesyn

looking for a place to cross

Cefn Craig Gwesyn

Rachel

Geraint at old stone structure

crossing Nant y Fedwen Fawr

Cwm Gwesyn

Illtyd

tuag at Gwm Irfon

looking down on Cwm Irfon

Brian

Illtyd

Craig Irfon

annoying shower again

Cwm Irfon

avove the valley

Cwm Irfon

approaching end of the walk

back in the long grass

i lawr y waered

Llannerch yr Yrfa

back to cars

debrief at Towy Bridge , Rhandirmwyn

large cat on loose

debrief

13 Awst / August 2017    16m      Gwefrdaith y Rhondda /   Rhondda Rollercoaster                 Arweinydd / Leader Frank Hinds

Barry Sidings Car Park

onto the first climb

Richard on his first club walk

Kirst & Laura also first club walk

Emyr in lush undergrowth

Helen close behind

view of Trehafod & Porth

Rhondda Heritage Centre

the climb continues

regroup after first climb

Emyr's spiel

across spoil heaps towards Trealaw

heading for Trebanog

Tylorstown Top 'Old Smokey'

view of Porth

private memorial

desending to Trebanog

Mynydd Dinas on right; Mynydd y Cymer on left

treating nettle stings

looking for dock leaves

Merv lending Helen a hand

Kevin on dodgy stile

Kevin at our first stop

1st rest stop

coffee stop

towards Trealaw

disuesed quarry above Trealaw

Garth Park

entering Garth Park

above Trealaw

view towards Tonypandy

group photo at mast on Mynydd Troed y Rhiw

altogether across golf course

trig point on golf course

big friendly horse

the Penrhys Shrine

lunch at shrine

lunch

Emyr and his bag of sweeties

dropping down from Penrhys shrine

inquitive llama

Merv completes the horeshoe

Afon Rhondda Fach

Welcome to Stanleytown

Tylorstown Top 'Old Smokey' close by

St Gwynno's Church

grave of Guto Nyth Bran

teabreak

Merv in usual position

Laura & Kevin

trig above Ynyshir

Emyr pushing Laua out of the way

thick undergrowth

The Rhondda Heritage Centre

debrief in the Bertie

bridge over Afon Rhondda

The Bertie

completer the Rhondda Rollercoaster

20 Awst / August 2017      10m       Pontsticill - Pen Bwlch Glasgwm               Arweinydd / Leader Gary Richards

Pontsticill

bant a'r cart

following the Taff Trail through woods

Emyr, Gary & Merv

Brian

towards Nant Car Fach

fwng / fungi

bridge spanning Nant y Car Fach

Cronfa Ddwr Pontsticill

great timing

road bridge between Pentwyn & Ponsticill Resrvoirs

Y Bannau yn y pellter

adfeilion Ffarm Dolygaer

seibiant near Dolygaer Outdoor Centre

old thoroughfare to moorland

Helen

Blancallan Farm (ruin)

onto the open moor

seibiant

towards Bryniau Gleision

Gary & Helen

Alison & Alan

Alison & Talybont Reservoir

Cronfa Ddwr Talybont

Pen Bwlch Glasgwm

cinio

Pen Bwlch Glasgwm

group photo

towards Gwaun Nant Ddu

Gwaun Nant Ddu

towards Cwar yr Ystrad (disused quarry)

quarry track

Emyr, Chris, Frank

Chris, Alison & Kevin

lawr Cwm Criban

mist shrouded hills

Illtyd & Merv

Ogham stone

Carreg Ogham

looking back towards Cefn yr Ystrad

Cribyn but Penyfan under cloud

uwchben Cronfa Ddwr Pontsticill

towards Pontsticill

Kevin

gate down from moor

regroup

Pontsticll yn y pellter

lovely view of Ponsticill Reservoir

anothe gate

Emyr's hidden cache of sweets uncovered!

railway bridge

Illtyd

approaching Pontsticill waterworks and road

Pontsticill Waterworks

tuag at y cron

Pontsticill Reservoir

final ascent

debrief at Red Cow, Pontsticill

debrief

Merv insist's of having his photo!

27 Awst / August 2017   13m      Carn Pica - Craig y Fan Ddu           Arweinydd / Leader Ann Chalke

Blaen y Glyn starting point

Nany y Bwrefwr

towards Pant y Creigiau

views of Craig y Fan Ddu & Allt Forgan

Janet

steep ascent to Pant y Creigiau

first view of Talybont Reservoir

Brecon high peaks

Merv & Chris

Brian and Ann

the rest of the group

Karen joined us having lost her group

Cefn Tarenni Cochion trig point

this little guy was lost

so decided to follow us

happily back with mum and dad

our leaders

last week's lunch stop; this week's coffee stop

Karen with her bag of sweeties

onwards and downwards

Merv & Karen

fine view of Talybont Reservoir

helpful Spanish guy

Chris giving us a tree spiel

fungus

lunch at the reservoir

Talybont Reservoir

view of Toryfoel

Toryfoel & reservoir

this way to Carn Pica

another big climb

Hay's Bluff in the distance

it's Merv -no it's Emyr

now it's Merv!

Carn Pica ahead

view of the eastern peaks

superior quality cairn

view from the cairn

Emyr

Frank

cairn prevent's Chris frm falling down

Llangors Lake / Llyn Syfaddan

Beacons Way along Craig y Fan Ddu

valley view

photo from Blaen Caerfanell

walk survivors

debrief at the Red Cow, Pontsticill

well earned refreshment

2 Medi / September 2017      7m       Cellan - Caer Cadwgan                       Arweinydd / Leader Alan Richards

Neuadd Cellan

leaving Cellan

tuag at Gapel yr Erw

Glynis

Christine & Margaret

Lyn

near Ffarm Tregaer

Merv & Wyn

heibio i Lwynfedw

towards Caer Cadwgan

Caer Cadwgan

crossing small stream

permissive path to Caer Cadwgan hillfort

tuag at fryngaer Caer Cadwgan

Alan

Lampeter in distance

Cwm Cynon

collapsed stone rampart

view from hillfort

sunshine

off we go

leaving hillfort

Coed Tangaer

Coed Tangaer

maes o'r coed

tuag at Gelli Gaer

towards Gelli Gaer

ger Gelli Gaer

towards Pant y Pistyll

Wyn

Geraint

towards footbridge

croesi'r bompren

Ffrwd Cynon

Merv

Margaret ger Pen Pistyll

cinio

cinio

view of Caer Cadwgan

tuag at Ffrwd Cynon

Wern

Merv

tuag at Gae Garw

towards Cae Garw

Llyn Cynon

Cae Garw

Janet & Brian

seibiant

Margaret & Brian

regroup at Pentrefelin

Pentrefelin

Ffrwd Cynon

Pentre'r felin

Pentre'rfelin

tuag at Brooklands

lively cattle

past outhouses

tuag at yr hewl

Capel Caeronnen

debrief at Tafarn Jem