Saturday - no walking for Lynne this week - just watching from the car! Andrew decides to visit the highest trig going closest to home - Mynydd Y Gaer, just above the village of Heol-Y-Cyw. A short boggy trek from limited roadside parking but well worth the 360º views, including the ridges of the Llynfi, Garw, and Ogwr valleys; the glacial cul-de-sac sheltering Gilfach Goch; the Vale of Glamorgan from Cardiff to the mouth of the River Ogwr and across the channel, clear view of Exmoor and the Quantocks.
Sunday - time for Lynne to make a recovery and join a short walk along Craig Ogwr to the top of Y Werfa - the highest summit in Bridgend Borough. Surprisingly, we were unsuccessful in reaching the trig point - :-( . We encountered a flooded lane surrounded by private land (lambing fields). After failed attempts at circumnavigating the deep flood and not wanting to disturb the sheep, we resolved to try another day. So, we headed north and hiked up Crugyrafan (559 m). While not as high as some of its neighbours, there are some worthwhile views of the Rhondda and the Breacon Beacons. Its summit bears a round barrow.
Be aware of wind chill and wind speed. It was incredible. We were glad we weren't more exposed today - it was hard enough staying upright and on course on the lower hills.
We are Lynne and Andrew from Single Steps Learning. Our love of learning and exploring has inspired us to take up 'hill-walking'. We hope to progress from novice to expert! This is our journey.