Tag Archives: Eglwysilan Common

A tour of Eglwysilan common

The common land on Mynydd Elwysilan hasn’t featured enough in this blog except as a site of crime and conflict. It’s easy to forget what a wonderful asset Eglwysilan is, for cooperative commoners to graze their stock, for the public … Continue reading

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Eglwysilan: more blocked access on common land

A couple of weeks ago, we went back to the top of Penyrheol Ely Road on Mynydd Eglwysilan common with another Bonkas 4×4 Wales working party.  Sure enough, there was again a distinctive pile of muck, boulders and wool on … Continue reading

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Rights restored around Eglwysilan common today

Tomorrow, pesky access-blockers may be back, but today belonged to the people who have rights on Mynydd Eglwysilan Common: commoners, byway drivers and trail, quad and pedal bikers, horse riders, walkers, roamers were all there to let the landowners know … Continue reading

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Works on Eglwysilan: the Inspector calls

On 23rd June, for the Open Spaces Society, I attended a site visit on Eglwysilan Common.  The Inspector visited following the application for an access across the common for the wind turbine at Castell Llwyd farm at the Nelson end. … Continue reading

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Eglwysilan Common: inspecting a Section 38 application

Mynydd Egwysilan Common was wild, windy and wonderful as ever today.  Open Spaces Society had sent me, for comment, an application for an access track over the common from Heol Fawr at Nelson (OSS are notified of all applications for … Continue reading

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A stroll on Eglwysilan Common with GPS

Earlier in August, before the rain and chill set in, Kate Ashbrook (Open Spaces Society‘s General Secretary) was in Wales and in need of exercise after serious lunching.  “We can’t go wrong with Eglwysilan,” I said, sure that the gorgeous … Continue reading

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First, Eglwysilan, next, an Inspector calls at Blaencwm .. 2 days, 2 meetings

As a local correspondent for Open Spaces Society, I was asked to attend two meetings in the last couple of days.  The first was with my OSS colleague, Maggie, to get updated by Caerphilly County Borough Council on responses to … Continue reading

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