Gay Outdoor Club
The activity club for gay men and women and their friends

Clyne

25 Jun 2015 | West Wales Group

Having explored some of this once busy industrial area in 2014, we gathered again to delve deep into this valley’s hidden treasures. The previous day had been misty so we were fortunate to have a lovely sunny summer’s evening.

We strolled along the bed of long abandoned tramways & rail lines, some now reclaimed by nature and looking as if man had barely touched them. Others have become popular cycle tracks, bridleways and walking routes.

Lush plant life surrounded us when we stood in silence for 30 seconds to absorb the peaceful surroundings, a real oasis so close to the city. Many who have lived locally for decades commented that they did not know the area was so extensive.

We ascended to a higher point which afforded fine distant views, occasionally passing partly overgrown stone bridges or mounds of spoil where excavations had occurred in the past. We saw the arsenic tower, with it’s gothic archway and castellated battlements.

The intrepid explorers continued across the site prior to our return to our starting point, where many had food and drinks to round off a lovely evening. We wondered if there were still more to see – so maybe we can have another outing here next year.

Many thanks to everyone who came along, making it a most enjoyable evening.

Neil Barry.

Having explored some of this once busy industrial area in 2014, we gathered again to delve deep into this valley’s hidden treasures. The previous day had been misty so we were fortunate to have a lovely sunny summer’s evening.

We strolled along the bed of long abandoned tramways & rail lines, some now reclaimed by nature and looking as if man had barely touched them. Others have become popular cycle tracks, bridleways and walking routes.

Lush plant life surrounded us when we stood in silence for 30 seconds to absorb the peaceful surroundings, a real oasis so close to the city. Many who have lived locally for decades commented that they did not know the area was so extensive.

We ascended to a higher point which afforded fine distant views, occasionally passing partly overgrown stone bridges or mounds of spoil where excavations had occurred in the past. We saw the arsenic tower, with it’s gothic archway and castellated battlements.

The intrepid explorers continued across the site prior to our return to our starting point, where many had food and drinks to round off a lovely evening. We wondered if there were still more to see – so maybe we can have another outing here next year.

Many thanks to everyone who came along, making it a most enjoyable evening.

Neil Barry.

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