Today, we took on the Raven Walk challenge! We left the Cwmcarn Visitor Centre at 10.00 and found this third Raven cache at 14.05.
Crossing Nant-y-draenog Reservoir, we walked briefly uphill and through a field, past a chapel that was recently converted to a house, and down into Ynysddu. We crossed over the River Ebbw and walked shortly but steeply up to the railway platform, where Simon spotted a glow worm. We enjoyed the walk along the disused railway line. Although a leafy tunnel of green, it felt spacious and airy.
The sharp climb up the steps was a bit of a shock after the pleasant stretch of flat. Simon found the cache in half a minute, but we spent a little time here taking our second brass rubbings and admiring the stream tumbling down the hill nearby.
We took a rubber duckie (which turns from orange to yellow in the bath) and left a dinosaur (some assembly required).
Thanks for this third Raven cache!