Gate to the mountain

My Walk this Week 232 – Wandering the Hillside

My walk this week is more of a wander on Cefn Drum, one of our local hills. Being a sunny Sunday afternoon, the hillside was busy with 4 or 5 other people gently strolling along the labyrinth of footpaths, so I didn’t hang around long and beat a retreat back down the hollow way seen in my last post.

The video includes flowing water again, but this is a sound it can be hard not to hear in Wales, especially at this time of year. And once again the video is also my soundscape for this week and indeed it includes separately recorded sound as well as that recorded as video.

My walk started well before the gate to the mountain (we say mountain but really it is a hill rising to about 750 feet), but a gate is a good starting point, a threshold, whatever rusty state it may be in.

My walk on the hillside ended with another battered aged gate, one with a different perspective, at least from the angle I photographed it.


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  1. To Californians like me who are finding each year more dry, more crispy, this video with its running water and green hillsides is a great joy. I always enjoy your walks, Alastair, and this one with its creaking gates and peaceful tracks was wonderful. I enjoyed the video too, seeing the squirrel jump and listening to the cows, and then the crows. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this timeless beauty with us.

    • Thank you Jet. My walks in these places are essential to me. I don’t know how I would manage without them and I use them indoors as well. Being able to visualise a walk in my mind when sleep is evading me is very helpful and I hope that StillWalks® can do the same for others. I am so pleased you enjoy my posts

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