A weblog of walks I’ve completed and logged via global-positioning-satellite (GPS) mapping, mainly in South West Wales. Each walk log generally includes an elevation, weather log, photos, summary, OS route map and link to original GPS log. A regularly updated map of all logged walks is available via the main menu.
Moderate 10-mile ramble, starting from the car park at Keepers Lodge, about a mile north of Brechfa. Route principally follows the course of the Afon Marlais, through the woodland of the Brechfa Forest, before traversing moorland to the cairn and “shalom” sculpture and trig point (S2528, TP218), marking the summit of Mynydd Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn.Continue reading “Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn”→
Length:10 miles — Grade: Moderate Weather: Overcast, occasional drizzle
Moderate 10 mile circular ramble, gradually ascending for the first five miles. At this point, the route descends into a dip, adjacent to Nant Cwm-tawel, passing a disused reservoir. Continue reading “Bromwydd”→
Length: 10 miles — Grade: Moderate Weather: Clear, dry, chilly
Moderate 10 mile circular walk, wryly called the Cimla “Three Peaks Challenge,” because of the incorporated ascents of Foel Fynyddau, Myndd Pen-rhys and Cefn Morfydd—although in fact it circulates the latter peak. Continue reading “Cimla “Three Peaks””→
Length: 5 miles — Grade: Leisurely Weather: Damp, breezy
Leisurely 5-mile long circumnavigation of Rhossilli Down, across marshland and along graded tracks, avoiding the steep ascents that take walkers over the top of the Down. Continue reading “Rhossilli Down”→
Length: 7.5 miles — Grade: Moderate Date: 10, 14 January — Weather: Clear, dry, chilly
Moderate 8 mile circular ramble, crossing moorland, encountering Maen Ceti / Arthur’s Stone, incorporating several miles of the Gower Way, along Cefn Bryn — “the spine of Gower” — with wonderful views to both the north and south of the Peninsula, before turning back and passing through Park Woods and returning across the open moorland. Continue reading “Maen Ceti, Cefn Bryn, Park Woods”→
Length: 9.61 miles — Grade: Moderate Weather: overcast, valley mists, light rain
Moderate 10-mile ramble, mainly across open moorland, along St Illtyd’s Way, passing Gerazim Chapel (disused) and Graig Fawr trig point (OSBM S2002, TP3429), with spectacular views towards and beyond the Loughour Estuary. Continue reading “Cefn Drum, Graig Fawr”→
Length: 9.28 miles — Grade: Moderate Weather: Overcast, light rain
Moderate 9-mile ramble, starting from Underhill Park, Oystermouth, through Peel Wood, Newton, Fairwood Common, Bishopswood, Langland Bay, Rotherslade and returning to Mumbles. Encountering a diversity of environments, including suburban, woodland, marsh common land, golf course and coastal path. Continue reading “Clyne Common, Langland”→
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Weather: Cloudy, intermittent sunshine, gusty winds. Route summary: From Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel. Up the Miner’s Track. Across Glyder Fach, via Bristly Ridge. Across Castell-y-Gwyllt, Glyder Fawr. Down to Pen-y-pass, via Cwmffynon. Start: OS Grid Ref: SH 661 559. Latitude: 53º 5' 1" N Longitude: 4º 0' 1" W. Elevation: Start 900 ft. Highest 3284 ft. Ascent 4375 ft.
Bristly Ridge is a grade 1 scramble, located on the north side of Glyder Fach, a mountain in Snowdonia, north-west Wales, the second highest of the Glyderau and sixth highest peak in Wales.