Tag Archives: horses & bridleways

Clouds and sun around the Garth

Long winter shadows on the fields and cloud inversions are a frequent sight on the Garth mountain and in the Taf valley.   I see them as I go up to the stables in the morning. These photos were taken in … Continue reading

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A path in Clydach Vale: a happy tale

This is a positive cooperative result for a diversion of a footpath, Footpath 2 off Morton Terrace in Clydach Vale, and a big win for better access to a lovely Valleys hillside.  When I was consulted as Open Spaces Society … Continue reading

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A master class in dressage

Horsey people like me had a treat recently when Iona took home-bred Rott to an indoor school nearby to give a Master Class in Dressage.  The venue was Stocklands, and here they are going to meet his waiting fans. All … Continue reading

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Splinters and menaces on a forest path

Coed y Gedrys on the slopes of the Garth mountain is a popular public access to the Garth Common.  The forest tracks and footpaths have, this year, become more overgrown and less maintained.  In particular, work done in November has … Continue reading

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Winter sun on the Garth

Low winter sun makes for long dark shadows on hillsides and even startling coppery colours on birches.  Moments to be seen and captured in memory. Today, my horse had another day off in the field while I tried (and mainly … 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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Local Access Forum: springtime meeting

While we waited outside the Bowls Pavilion in Ynysangharad Park for someone to open the door, members of Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Local Access Forum said nothing nice about our RCT council cabinet voting through not just cuts, but also going … Continue reading

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