SS9091 : The Garw Valley by Pontycymer

taken 7 years ago, near to Pontycymer, Bridgend/Pen-y-Bont ar Ogwr, Great Britain

The Garw Valley by Pontycymer
The Garw Valley by Pontycymer
In the foreground, the Afon Garw drops quite steeply down a man-made channel on flowing out of the lake seen in SS9091 : Lake on the Afon Garw at Pontycymer. A matching footbridge of similar design to the one seen here crosses the river just before it enters the lake at its opposite, northern end.

The picture may be contrasted with SS9091 : Coal loading point at Pontycymer, taken twenty years earlier at a similar spot and showing the same part of the Garw Valley. Much change occurred here during the period between the taking of the two pictures, with the landscape in the later photograph being much less marked by the valley’s previous connections with the coal mining industry. By 2012, the valley floor here had been transformed into an area for recreation.
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Date Taken
December 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 25 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
Valley > Valley   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 902 916 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.7931N 3:35.1791W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 902 916
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Garw Valley  River Garw  Afon Garw  Footbridge  Valley  Cwm Garw 

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