Blog Entries by Geograph Users
Recent Posts by Rudi Winter
13 months ago
A group of Geograph-ers met again the morning after the Geograph conference to walk the Loxley valley from Malin Bridge to Stacey Bank. Alan Murray-Rust had prepared a map and factsheet for each participant showing the locations of all the former mills along the way.
Setting off from the tram stop, we soon left the road and followed a footpath along the river, seeing the sites of Wisewood Photo
rolling mill and forge on the way. The rolling mill at Little Matlock Photo
13 months ago
On the Tue afternoon before the Geograph conference, a group of Geograph-ers met at Meadowall South / Tinsley tram stop for a walk along the canal to its terminus at Sheffield Canal Basin on the edge of the city centre. The walk passes a flight of locks at the Tinsley end Photo
to take the canal up towards industrial Attercliffe Photo
. The canal then runs in a fairly deep trench, with the tram and several foot and road bridges crossing it at considerable height...
14 months ago
14 Jan 2012
From the little car park near the sawmill at the downstream end of the Ystwyth gorge, this walk leads steeply up through forest Photo
on the southern side of the gorge, following forest tracks through Coed Craig-yr-Ogof Photo
until open land is reached Photo
and Ysbyty Ystwyth comes into sight Photo
After a pleasant descent with good views Photo
of what once was the valley of the upper Teifi...
22 months ago
Left with a little time after an appointment in Cardiff, I had a stroll from the Wales Millennium Centre Photo
down to Penarth Photo
via the barrage Photo
and back. Unfortunately the weather turned rather sour half way round, which explains the smudges on some of the photographs.
Still, a worthwhile walk to see the bascule bridges Photo
and locks Photo
in operation and get some long-distance pictures of what is left of Cardiff docks Photo
24 months ago
I wish I'd done my research before going on this walk! Starting from the Dylife mountain road at the turn off for Glaslyn nature reserve, I walked past the lake Photo
and into the Nant Ddu valley, where Cyfartha mine Photo
, a 19th century underground mine is located. The spoil tips Photo
and a few ruined buildings including a well preserved wheel pit Photo
are obvious, but there is a lot more to see south of the stream apparently. Must go back soon!...
26 months ago
A stroll up the Ceredigion coast path from Aberystwyth to Wallog, about half way to Borth. At Wallog, a narrow spit of pebbles stretches out into the bay for several hundred metres and extends further under water. It is a remnant of one of three glacial moraines in the northern half of Cardigan Bay. I had miscalculated the tide and arrived some time after low tide, but as the tide had been rather low on this day, the water had only just reached the mean low water line marked on the map....
28 months ago
I've been playing a bit with the Ordnance Survey's Open Space Link
mapping interface recently, which provides access to a variety of maps at different scales (sadly, no 1:25k, though) and the ability to plot user-generated content on them. The result is Geo-Trips Link
, a map showing the trips Geographers have undertaken to get to those elusive green squares. For each trip, thumbnails and descriptions...
29 months ago
Started from the main car park of Hafod estate near Cwmystwyth, following the blue and red waymarked paths into the Ystwyth gorge. There's a spectacular waterfall Photo
in the Nant Peiran. A viewpoint on a retaining wall above the Ystwyth gives a good overview of the valley and the meandering river Photo
. After crossing the Alpine bridge, the red track leads up to the southern boundary wall of the old estate Photo
From here I tried to find my way across open...