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Remembrance walk 2023, 11 November 2023

Today 14 Merthyr Valley Ramblers🚶‍♂️🚶‍, including our guest John and his labrador Ted met at the Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park and headed to the crash site of the Wellington bomber R1465, which tragically crashed on 06 July 1942, killing all five crew members. The walk started with a challenging climb up past the waterfalls, north towards Craig y Fan Ddu. We followed the Beacons Way towards Graig Fan Las, where we reached the fork and descended to the cairn at the memorial site 🕯️. We observed a two-minute silence at 11am ⌚, before Alan Hancox delivered a moving service and laid our wreath at the site. It was time for another climb up to Cwar y Gigfran and we continued past Gwalciau’r Cwm and Craig y Fan towards Carn Pica, where we took a break and enjoyed some snacks with a view. We then followed the ridge back to the fork and retraced our steps back to the car park 🚗. We were very lucky to have the sun shining brightly today and we saw spectacular views throughout the day. Special thanks to Derek and Cath for leading the walk today and to Alan for his words at the memorial 🙏. We hope you enjoyed the walk as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you again soon.