Destruction of a Public Footpath in Pontardawe

In Pontardawe in Swansea Valley, there is a lovely riverside walk through Cwm Du Glen alongside the Upper Clydach River. At least, there was until a developer dumped several tonnes of earth and debris onto the footpath rather than clear it away from the site they were working on. The council have been informed and the last we heard were looking into it.

The unsecured logs go on top of the debris dumped, and it is barely passable due to so much mud

The unsecured logs go on top of the debris dumped, and it is barely passable due to so much mud


The path now goes over the debris

The path now goes over the debris


The guilty party?

The guilty party?


The path used to be 4ft below this level!

The path used to be 4ft below this level!

6 comments

  1. Chippbutty says

    We live in an age where some people simply do nt care about the damage they do the environment. Dan, thank you for highlighting the destruction caused by the developer. Where profit is involved, sometimes everything else goes straight out of the window. I hope the council will do much more than “look into it”.

  2. keith Williams says

    I know the area well, including the spot being ‘developed’.
    The Cwm Du Glen is an absolutely beautiful and peaceful location to walk in, especially in the summer.
    I’ve been visiting this spot for 50 years, child and adult.
    I really do hope the Council will do something about it, and I don’t mean fine the people liable, but make them clean it all up!

  3. John B says

    A couple of elderly users of that path have taken a bow saw to the trees that had fallen across the steps. So it’s now possible to use the path again. Obvously it’s not as pretty as it was a few years ago, but it’s now better than it was a month ago.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.