Tag Archives: Efail Isaf

Soaring birds on the Garth

I am lucky to live in a village on the side of a mountain, like many others in Rhondda Cynon Taff.  There are clouds that puff upwards from behind the Garth and others depositing drifts of rain in the distance … Continue reading

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Deterring the public: Sustrans notices

I am pleased that, eventually, some very misleading Sustrans signs are to be changed. The signs – next to Footpath signs – claim that there is no public right of way, only a permissive route.  Absolutely wrong – and not … Continue reading

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Colours of Llantwit marshes

The mild and wet winter has allowed the tawny shades of dead grasses to linger and develop against bright green new growth.  The marshland between the Community Path and Llantwit Fardre provides a vivid background for walkers and cyclists to … Continue reading

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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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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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“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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