Day 20 - Mynydd y Gwair
South Wales Coalfield
Backlit trees on Banc John, near Mynydd y Gwair
Finally into the 20's, not much longer to go now. In spite of the weather being brilliant again
today, I was unable to get out early due to other commitments, and so only had the opportunity to grab the very
last bit of the day. Even then, I ran out of time to do a walk (even though I'd planned one) and had to make do
with a scenic drive, stopping to take photos enroute. I did leave the car at one point though, and managed to at
least clock up a tenth of a kilometre, so I can still claim a walk, if only an incredibly short one.
The area that I drove around was in the vicinity of Mynydd y Gwair, the highest summit in the
hilly, moorland area just north of Swansea, between Swansea and Mynydd Du in fact. I don't know of any particular
name for this area.
The point at which I got out of the car and strolled around is called Bryn-chwyth, an
inconsequential spot but one at which the light looked rather good. I pointed my camera in various directions, in
particular using my telephoto to try to pick out interesting features, such as the fields in the photograph above.
At another point there was an excellent view north to Mynydd Du, although spoilt somewhat by electricity
Distance: 0.1km - Ascent: 0m - Effort Rating: 0.1 - Duration: 34 minutes