Four brave souls ventured out on a wet Sunday morning (and there was me thinking I’d have a quiet morning reading the paper in Parc Slip Visitor Centre café!). The main challenges on the route were mud and the number of stiles (some in poor repair). Spurred on by the group’s enthusiasm, we managed to find a way around the worst section (so the mud-sledge wasn’t required). We also discovered one stile that we could admire and didn’t need to climb. Not long into the walk the sun appeared, we’d almost forgotten what it felt like to have the sun on our backs. This made the views and industrial heritage of the Llynfi and Garw valleys all the more enjoyable. Tondu Ironworks is an impressive site, recently up for auction. After an enjoyable day, we were glad to slip into the café at the end of the walk.