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Event Reports from South Wales Group


Merthyr Tydfil

26 Jul 2018 | South Wales Group

Stephen led a group on this circular walk in and around Merthyr Tydfil taking in fascinating industrial heritage, two castles, two viaducts, rivers, and quarries. Walking in the footsteps of iron workers and their wealthy masters, the route headed over the River Taff to the site of the old Cyfarthfa Ironworks before it headed up the Taff Trail along a green corridor out of town. The route then looped back to climb to the summit of Morlais Hill, site of a ruined Norman castle, before it returned along the banks of the delightful cascading Taf Fechan river, back to the start....
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Fan y Big, Brecon Beacons

11 Jul 2018 | South Wales Group

On a most stunning, but very hot day, Peter led a group through this most majestic part of the Brecon Beacons. We were promised an inspiring and fantastic walk in the heart of the Beacons and we were not disappointed. After an initial strenuous climb to around 2000 feet, the rest of the walk was relatively moderate, taking in the ridges of both Craig y Fan Ddu and Graig Fan Las, and followed the dramatic, curving rim of the main north-facing escarpment of the Beacons to Fan y Big. After lunch, looking out at ...
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Glamorgan Heritage Coast

28 May 2018 | South Wales Group

Jeff and Barrie led a group on an approximate six mile circular walk along the spectacular cliffs and beaches overlooking the Bristol Channel in this Site of Special Scientific Interest (for its sequence of limestone deposits and its eroding hard coastline and cliffs). The route was a little different to that walked previously, passing down Cwm Nash valley to the beach, west along the coastal path to Cwm y Buarth, back down to the beach, east along the beach, back to the bottom of Cwm Nash, and finally, back up the coastal path, east, to the car park....
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Blaencwm, Rhonnda Valley

2 May 2018 | South Wales Group

Richard led 13 individuals and Bentley on this fabulous 6 mile circular walk to the top of the Rhondda Valley. On meeting, the weather did not look great, but it stayed nice enough for us to take in the stunning views and the numerous waterfalls along the way. This was a really rewarding walk and well worth the effort.
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