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The Taff river valley in Trefforest: “The River Next Door”

I was lucky to have the company of artist Valerie Coffin Price and her landscape architect frind Bronwen Thomas on a walk in the Taff valley last week. We met at the cafe alongside Valerie’s exhibition “The River Next Door” … Continue reading

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Wales Coastal Path round Newport: Gwent wetlands

A sunny Friday afternoon was the opportunity for a walk, and for partner Mike to mark off another section of the Coastal Path as “done”.  The coast near Newport was the target and we walked across Great Traston meadows and … Continue reading

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“Route 66”: the old carriageway to Garth Fawr

The hard icy ground has made sharing a narrow road with cars treacherous.  What better excuse to take to the fields and Footpath 66 from Efail Isaf to the ruins of Garth Fawr, not far from where my horse lives. … Continue reading

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Footfall and obstructions on paths in RCT: footpaths 58 & 75 Llantwit Fardre

A walk from Efail Isaf across the fields allowed me to check one path is still open (yes) and come across a total obstruction of another path. A while ago (in 2012) I got a footpath cleared, although there were … Continue reading

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Water loves to eat highways

The torrents of rain over the last week have boosted potholes and chasms on our lanes around Efail Isaf.  The ability of water to destroy the lane up past the chapel has been enhanced by so-called repairs. The silver lining … Continue reading

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