Trip reports

March walk from Glais to the Craig-y-Pal Mountain

March walk from Glais to the Craig-y-Pal Mountain
John Roach

Sunday, 10 March 2013

The group of twelve set off from Glais RFC car park and headed up a side road following the Nant-y-Cymach stream towards the Craig-y-Pal mountain. Several woodland garden species were seen in the house gardens and trees at the side of the road (blackbird, rook, jackdaw, carrion crow, great tit, blue tit, chaffinch, robin, magpie & goldfinch). Because of the strength of the wind it was decided to follow the steam but this proved muddy in places. However woodpigeon, a raven, a flock of redwing and two buzzards were seen on the exposed mountain top. There were stunning views over the Tawe Valley from the Craig-y-Pal mountain and a suspected wheatear was seen along with a skylark. Coming back down into the village a red kite passed up the valley and a female goldcrest was seen along with several long tailed tits at a garden feeder. It was a refreshing walk and twenty four species were seen in total.