Hi Everyone, we had a ride out in the car last week up into the mountains, so thought I would share what it's like not far from here, you've seen the beaches now for the infamous Welsh Valley ('s). It was perfect Biker day out weather.
The first photo is the village of Bleangwynfi, pronounced Bline-gwin-vee, settled into the hillside.
We travelled over the top of the mountain and arrived above the town of Treochy pronounced Tree-ork-ee, they have a famous Male Voice Choir. These villages and towns were built to serve the coal mines in the area, of which none remain. When I was many years younger most of the mountains around us and up into the Valley's were black with the "slag" remains of the waste coal. It's lovely to see how nature takes over when left alone. The mountains rise up into the horizon.
The bikers enjoyed their journey through the winding road down into the valley. We didn't go that way but turned right and down to the sea at Porthcawl.