Tag Archives: horse trails

Red Route: artists against cuts march from Merthyr to Cardiff

MadeinRoath is an artist-led organiser of free events and the second march from Merthyr Tydfil to Roath, Cardiff was part of their Made in Spring festival.  This year I did the 14 mile Merthyr to Pontypridd stretch representing Women’s Arts … Continue reading

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A lane north of Llanharan, 5 footpaths & a bridleway

Last Thursday, 22nd May 2014, I walked over a network of paths and bridleways leading off Dan-y-Graig Lane, a maintainable highway north of Llanharan.  As Open Spaces Society’s local correspondent for Rhondda-Cynon-Taf authority, I had received a query relating to … Continue reading

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Spring in the forest, flowers in the village

Springtime rides through Coed-y-Gedrys on the Garth are beautiful.  The tree buds on  beeches have been bright tawny with silky lime green emerging leaf; the catkins have turned pale yellow, contrasting with bright yellows of gorse and forest floor flowers.  … Continue reading

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Kilvey Hill and a chance to dedicate restricted byways

This is sad, of raised and then dashed expectations: it also has a silver lining of new beginnings. As previously documented (here on 25th April 2013, 14th December 2012, 30th September 2012 and 21st April 2012) and on Kilvey SOUL … Continue reading

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Return to Kilvey Hill: getting the bigger picture

Last Monday I went back to Kilvey Hill with Kate Ashbrook, Open Spaces Society‘s General Secretary (whose blog complementing this is at http://campaignerkate.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/kilvey-hills-culture/).  OSS members Richard and Amanda had organised a tour of the hill, beginning with meeting Macsen, Richard’s … Continue reading

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Horse routes in RCT: a meeting at Fedw Hir

It was a misty morning for a trip up to Fedw Hir near Aberdare to represent Open Spaces Society in an exploratory meeting with Steph from Briars Bridleways, Richard from Groundwork, Ross from Forestry and Stacey from Rhondda-Cynon-Taff Rights of … Continue reading

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Briars Bridleways Trail launch: Aberdare to Pontypridd by horse

As Steph Davies, chair of Briars Bridleways, put it: “We can now invite horses to ride through Rhondda Cynon Taff.”  Thanks to her determination, and that of Richard Phipps of Groundwork, a 14 mile trail has at last been opened … Continue reading

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