Tag Archives: Rhondda-Cynon-Taff

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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Green ways in new estates: an attack on Footpath 48a

I have written about Open Spaces Society’s promotion of a wide grassy route through the new development between Tonteg and the Church Village by-pass on a few occasions since March 2013.  Then, the fields and footpaths were a short cut … 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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Rose Davies at the Worker’s Gallery

Rose Davies is a Swansea-based artist, a prolific explorer of different ways of doing art and materials.  Her blog as Rosie Scribblah is fun and informative.  Like other artists in Women’s Arts Association, she has projects, and her latest, following … Continue reading

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Checking a diversion on footpath 56 Peterston-Super-Montem

Open Spaces Society are consulted on diversions of rights of way, and this application was an opportunity to find another hidden gem of a valley above Llanharan.  It was in an out-of-the-way spot, accessible by car through Mynydd Coedbychan road. … Continue reading

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Wind energy: a marmite experience at Pen y Cymoedd

I am a fan of renewable energy, especially of the community co-operative kind like Awel Aman Tawe and its solar sister Egni Co-op.   Wind turbines have a Marmite effect – people tend to extreme love or hate – and I … Continue reading

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Should this be a footpath? Abercynon 3 gets a visit

As the Open Spaces Society local correspondent, I went to look at a footpath in Tyntetown, north of Abercynon. Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC is considering extinguishing the path which seems to have been ignored when the Bryntirion estate was built … Continue reading

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