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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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Local Access Forums’ National Conference

Local Access Forums were established under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW) to advise local authorities on improving public access and recreation in the countryside and urban open spaces. Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC is in the process … 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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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 sunshine on the Valleys in Wales

For two days, winter sunshine has been flooding hillsides with long shadows and making silver-white outlines on sheep. I took a few more photos after climbing to the top of the muck heap, which avoids the power line cutting across … 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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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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