Tag Archives: open spaces: commons

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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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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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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Helperby, Pickering and Court Leet

We had a lazy weekend in Yorkshire a few weeks ago, combining a party in York (missing last bus and walking 4 miles to hotel like silly youngsters) with the next day out touring some prosperous villages and the town … 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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Open Spaces Society: great experts

Open Spaces Society gathered its local correspondents for a weekend to share expertise and concerns.  It was also a celebration of OSS’s uniqueness in representing all users of rights of way, and campaigning for public enjoyment of town & village … 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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