Monday, 12 December 2016
Mymydd-y-Gwair walk - a few more photos
Madness here today, as we have a viewing of our house in a week's time and I am still busy redecorating, tidying etc etc. SO much to do. A few photos here which have taken forever to load. Some archaeology for you - but all industrial I think, although from where I was standing the banks above were fairly circular and could have been a robbed-out cairn . . . or a pond . . . or a henge!! (Hah to the last!!)
Fair amount of bank left . . . and a lovely view.
Water-holding pond, which was in association with a couple of others not holding water any longer.
Fabulous views in all directions . . . We plan to walk the ridge on another day.
Sour acid soils extending down into the valley bottoms. Tussock grass much in evidence. Just out of sight to the left, coal mining was carried out into the past century.
I loved the sun lighting up these rushes. Just below this trackway was a flatter track which was probably something to do with the industrial history of the valley, and below is the entrance to an old adit which led to one of the pit faces, some 3 miles away, underground. Quite a walk to work.
One last photo showing the sun on the mossy oak branches. Magic. Now I must wield my paintbrush in earnest . . .