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Afternoon sunshine on Efail Isaf

It is supposed to have been the hottest November day in Wales, and the sun was bright and colours glowing. Time, I thought, to record a few photos of the south side of Efail Isaf along some of our footpaths. … Continue reading

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Around Efail Isaf: the Community Route

The community route which runs beside the Church Village bypass makes an easy circular walk from Efail Isaf of about three miles.  The trees and shrubs planted to fit with the environment and the views over the rough grazing of … Continue reading

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Return to development over Footpath 48, Tonteg

Today I got notified of a Temporary Footpath Order to close the path to Tonteg.  The order is because of the works being carried out to develop the new estate (see previous posts in March 2013 and March 2015).  I … Continue reading

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Housing estate in the making by Tonteg

Two years ago (14th March 2013 https://ossjay.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/fields-by-tonteg-as-the-bulldozers-move-in/ ) I wrote optimistically about a new estate between the Ridings in Tonteg and Church Village bypass.  Last week I checked out progress, beginning at the roundabout and walking on the Community Path … Continue reading

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Advantages of better travel along highways

Has the Welsh Active Travel Act started to pay off?  It is supposed to improve walking and cycling infrastructure, making people choose not to take their cars.  I did a small test last week, walking about four miles home from … Continue reading

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Bypass building, buses & Blake

It is a while since I dropped into the National Museum in Cardiff, and I wanted to see the Peter Blake illustrations for Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.  This is the flyer – there are also lots of talks and … Continue reading

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Fields by Tonteg: as the bulldozers move in

The honeymoon of the Church Village bypass may soon be over as new housing adds hundreds of car journeys.  Of course, this also should mean that footpaths across fields become, hopefully, wide and pleasant green lanes, maybe shared routes with … Continue reading

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