Category Archives: horses & bridleways

Clouds and sun around the Garth

Long winter shadows on the fields and cloud inversions are a frequent sight on the Garth mountain and in the Taf valley.   I see them as I go up to the stables in the morning. These photos were taken in … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves and winter sun

I’ve been enjoying the shades of autumn and now startling spots of colour against the wintry sun, which rises and arcs low.  Where I and my horse live near the Garth in Rhondda Cynon Taf, this allows me to experience … Continue reading

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Local Access Forums’ National Conference

Local Access Forums were established under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW) to advise local authorities on improving public access and recreation in the countryside and urban open spaces. Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC is in the process … Continue reading

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Checking a diversion on footpath 56 Peterston-Super-Montem

Open Spaces Society are consulted on diversions of rights of way, and this application was an opportunity to find another hidden gem of a valley above Llanharan.  It was in an out-of-the-way spot, accessible by car through Mynydd Coedbychan road. … Continue reading

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Rights of way above Cilfynydd

Sometimes people openly use a route without permission and never know that it is not on the key map and descriptions of Public Rights of Way, which is called the Definitive Map and Statement.  Some of these unclaimed and unrecorded … Continue reading

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A path in Clydach Vale: a happy tale

This is a positive cooperative result for a diversion of a footpath, Footpath 2 off Morton Terrace in Clydach Vale, and a big win for better access to a lovely Valleys hillside.  When I was consulted as Open Spaces Society … Continue reading

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Bo on his horsey travels

My horse Bo and I have been having trips out, Bo finding a new best friend in Alfie, sharing haynets in the lorry. Bo and I haven’t done any dressage since last year, and he enjoys it.  We first went … Continue reading

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