Easter 2017 Waterfalls walks

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Easter 2017 Waterfalls walks

Postby orson.rhodes » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:58 pm

Easter 2017 Waterfalls walks

Easter Waterfalls walks, Based in Swansea, South Wales.

Thursday 13th to Monday 17th April 2017

Booking now open Limited spaces available.

Important notice: you must contact Orson to arrange your seat on the coaches, before booking any accommodation (orsonrhodes@gmail.com)

Weekend plan in brief

We will be based in Swansea city South Wales. Due to the remoteness of the three waterfalls walks, coach travel has been arranged. Depending on numbers the cost will be between £25.00 and £34.00.
Once your space on the coaches has been paid for and confirmed, then you can book a hotel of your choice from 5 star to budget.

Thursday 13th April
Pub social from 7pm venue to be confirmed

Friday 14th April
Blaen-y-glyn waterfalls (Approximately 55 minutes drive from Swansea)
Pontsticill area 13 miles. Hilly. 607 meters ascent
This walk explores a series of waterfall hidden in a wooded valley. With a mixture of open hill tops ans steep sided wooded valleys.

Extended version* (see note below)
Pontsticill area 17 miles, 1380 meters ascent
This extended hilly walk will see you summit Pen y Fan the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons National Park and 3 more of major peaks known as the Horseshoe Walk. This walk covers part of the route used by the UK Special Forces and SAS for training troops. So just a walk in the park (not an easy one)

* Please note: The extended walks will be led by Andrew Torrance, and are subject to demand and weather conditions. In case of bad weather he will be on the shorter walks helping out.

Evening pub social. Venue to be confirmed.

Saturday 15th April
Henrhyd and Melincourt Falls (Approximately 35 minutes drive from Swansea)
Resolven to Pen-y-Cae 12 miles. Hilly. 817 meters ascent
Henrhyd waterfall is the highest/tallest waterfall in the Brecon Beacons National National Park with an unbroken drop off 90 ft. It appeared in the film The Dark Knight Rises as the entrance to the Bat cave.
Melincourt Falls have a drop of 80ft and inspired J.M.W. Turner to paint them in 1794.

Extended version *(see note below)
Gnoll Country Park to Pen-y-Cae 18 miles 978 meters ascent

This walk starts in Gnoll country park the former grounds of a large country house now just a ruin. The park contains a number of folly's along with a cascade waterfall and another series of man made waterfalls up in the woods. The rest of this walk has a mixture of dense forest and open hill tops as well as the waterfalls on the shorter walk. This walk will eventually catch up with the shorter walk later in the day.

* Please note: The extended walks will be led by Andrew Torrance, and are subject to demand and weather conditions. In case of bad weather he will be on the shorter walks helping out.

Evening pub social, Venue to be confirmed.

Sunday 16th April
Pontneddfechan circular (Approximately 35 minutes drive from Swansea)
Pontneddfechan 10 miles. Hilly. 526 meters ascent
This walk is widely regarded as the best waterfall walk in Great Britain. We will also get a chance to walk into the largest cave entrance in the UK.

Extended version* (see note below)
Pontneddfechan circular 16 miles fast pace 843 meters ascent
This extended version of the walk heads further north toward the village of Ystrafellte across a landscape littered with shake holes and pot holes these are caused by a combination of fissures and the cave system in the limestone below. The walk then turns back south to rejoin the shorter walk.

* Please note: As with the other proposed extensions this is subject to demand and weather conditions on the day.

Evening pub social. Venue to be confirmed.

Monday 17th April
Stroll to The Mumbles
Swansea station 8 miles flat tarmac paths.
Total ascent 117 meters or 61 meters if you miss out the last mile.
Swansea Station to Mumbles Head (return by local bus)

Afternoon pub social for farewell drinks. Venue to be confirmed.

Possible extension
Extended versions of this walk are available if a leader can be found. Beyond the Mumbles lies the wonderful South Gower Coast path, There is a local bus service that runs along the main road from Rossilli to Sawnsea (about one mile inland from the Gower Coast Path) for the return journey.

Please note Spaces are limited and can only be reserved by making a payment to Met Walkers
To book a space on the coach contact Orson orsonrhodes@gmail.com.

For more details about this weekend contact Orson orsonrhodes@gmail.com

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