For my walk this week I started out early, when it was still quite dark, but this circular hill walk was really very enjoyable, even though the sun never managed to break through and the whole day was dim.
The day was just beginning for birds and builders alike and these start-of-the-day sounds accompanied me as I climbed Graig Fawr. Up on top the wind took over and gently buffeted me as I looked through the grasses and old brown bracken to the Loughor Estuary and the Gower Peninsula, hazy in the lack of sunlight.
Crossing the moorland of this part of The Mawr to Twyn Tyle and its old mine workings, I came into the lee of the valley and the wind dropped to give me the most peaceful of solitary walks across this beautiful landscape. The sheep were the only other creatures, apart from some distant cows and the odd passing crow.
Circular Hill Walk Soundscape
I have been on much higher mountains than these local hills but the views of the surroundings landscape, even from the relatively low elevation of Graig Fawr and Cefn Drum, are still wonderful.
Click the play button above and then the first image to listen and look through the features of my walk this week.