Cimla “Three Peaks”

Length: 10 milesGrade: 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””


Myndd Drumau

Grade C+. 7 miles.

GPX route overlain on 1:25k OS map. (Click to zoom).
Date: Wednesday 18 November 2015. Weather: Heavy rain, high winds.
Route elevation

Under normal conditions, this medium-level walk could be expected to exercise but not enervate keen walkers. It could also be expected to provide a stunning view over the Cwm Nedd (Neath Valley), Afon Nedd (River Neath), Sgiwen (Skewen) and Neath Abbey.  In the event, this wasn’t quite our experience! Abigail, the fierce storm blustering its way across the Northern Britain, during recent days, dictated otherwise. Atop the Myndd Drumau (Drummau Mountain) rain and wind combined to form a stinging, lashing force, propelling us forward in the hope of relief!

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