Cracking walks in the Usk valley

Seems our week in Wales flew by so quickly.  In addition to canal walks and walks into town for a pub lunch or a shop, we ventured up higher in the hills.  The first was a fine walk along an old quarry tramway and into the Craig y Cilau Nature Reserve.  We had the sketch of a map and route instructions like, “at the old wall and fence turn right and down an old track past some houses”.  Or, “from the holly tree turn sharp left up a faint path rising steadily to the foot of the cliff”.  Miraculously we managed it without getting lost.

At the trailhead

At the trailhead

The caves go on for miles

The caves go on for miles

An uphill slog in the rain

An uphill slog in the rain

Quarry cliffs ahead

Quarry cliffs ahead

Which way do we go?

Which way do we go?

Everyone is so friendly in Wales

Everyone is so friendly in Wales

 

Eric captures Blake capturing Kim

Eric captures Blake capturing Kim

 

The sheep keep the pathways up to the Sugarloaf very trim

The sheep keep the pathways up to the Sugarloaf very trim

Zooming in on Ty Neuadd from Sugarloaf

Zooming in on Ty Neuadd from Sugarloaf

Eric feeling good after the ascent.

Eric feeling good after the ascent.

 

 

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