Tag Archives: Pontypridd

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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Rights of way above Cilfynydd

Sometimes people openly use a route without permission and never know that it is not on the key map and descriptions of Public Rights of Way, which is called the Definitive Map and Statement.  Some of these unclaimed and unrecorded … Continue reading

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Caerphilly Creatives Art Week: a studio in Nelson

Sunshine brightened Rosemarie O’Leary‘s colourful open studio in Nelson even more.  Rosemarie was sharing her studio with print-maker Sandra Anstiss as part of Caerphilly Creatives Art Week, and I had finally got there on the last day, in part because … Continue reading

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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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The Taff river valley in Trefforest: “The River Next Door”

I was lucky to have the company of artist Valerie Coffin Price and her landscape architect frind Bronwen Thomas on a walk in the Taff valley last week. We met at the cafe alongside Valerie’s exhibition “The River Next Door” … Continue reading

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Housing estate in the making by Tonteg

Two years ago (14th March 2013 https://ossjay.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/fields-by-tonteg-as-the-bulldozers-move-in/ ) I wrote optimistically about a new estate between the Ridings in Tonteg and Church Village bypass.  Last week I checked out progress, beginning at the roundabout and walking on the Community Path … Continue reading

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