Trip reports

December walk around Longford, Neath

December walk around Longford, Neath
John Roach

Sunday, 7 December 2014

The small group met at Longford Memorial Hall on a cold but sunny December Sunday morning. We headed up a narrow road to some established woodland for a good view over Neath and the Neath Valley (see photo of the group spotting a distant buzzard). There was a good showing of common birds with sparrows, meadow pipits, robin, tits, wren and blackbird in evidence. After walking through a woodland path (and seeing some goldcrests), we climbed up a steep path until broke tree cover for a view of the Drummau mountain. Walking down the grass hill we then followed the 'Dram'path north for a mile before turning back towards some water and reedbeds by a waterfall where we saw teal, mallard, coot and moorhen. We then followed the river back to Longford passing the ruins of 19th century woolen mill.
A very worthwhile walk with 29 species of birds seen, good views and good company. John Roach