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THE MYNYDD Y GWAIR PROTEST WALK OF ACTION GROUPS AGAINST INDUSTRIAL SIZED WIND POWER STATIONS
ON SATURDAY 28th AUGUST 2004.

Start of Mynydd y Gwair Protest walk.
      Copyright Carl Ryan Professional Photographer
The start of the Protest walk to Penlle'r Castell, from the County of Swansea side of Mynydd y Gwair.

The photo above is of the walkers starting off on the mass walk to the summit of Mynydd-y-Gwair to protest against the proposal to site industrial-sized wind turbines on the beautiful scenic landscapes that can be seen from the Penlle'r Castell summit. This starting point was one of other start points to facilitate protestors from areas around the mountain.

The walkers are headed by the eminent botanist and environmentalist, Professor David Bellamy, together with the world renown landscape artist David Bellamy and SOCME chairman Glyn Morgan.

At the same time, protest walkers were starting their walk from the Ammanford side of the mountain. Other protest groups included Betws; Pontardulais; Llanfynydd; Llansadwrn and the Tairgwaith protest group, together with county leaders from the CPRW organisation and leaders of the acclaimed "Country Guardian," who are all interested in preserving the environment of the countryside. Too many in fact to be named on this web page but without whom the walk would not have been as successsful as it was.

Undoubtedly they will recognise themselves in the accompanying 'Protest Walk Photo Gallery' provided by professional photographer Carl Ryan.

SOCME officials would like to take this opportunity to thank all who attended the walk and for making the day such a successful mass protest and memorable day.
Thank you one and all.

Many thanks are conveyed to the South Wales Police Service and the Dyfed Powys Police Service for their splendid contributions in overseeing a peaceful protest walk. Also, many thanks are conveyed to the Pontardulais, St John's Ambulance Service, who were constantly at hand to aid or assist any weary walkers. Gratitude is also conveyed to "Raynet" for kindly providing radio communications to link car parks, walkers and the summit.

As well as to all the SOCME group supporters who contributed so freely of their time as walk stewards, a special word of 'thank-you' is needed for Jan Moseley and the organising committee of SOCME, whose untiring organisational skills and commitment, made the protest walk possible and make it turn out to be such a resounding and memorable success.

Also SOCME would like to express their gratitude to the providers of courtesy vehicles and mini buses.

The following photo shows protest walkers streaming across the mountain. Unfortunately the lighting quality wasn't too good due to the sky being heavily overcast...
But !!
Once professor David Bellamy arrived on the summit of the 'mount' to address the walkers, the sky cleared !!

Protest Walkers on Mynydd y Gwair.
Photo by Ellyn Harries

To see a "photo gallery" of the walk, please click on the following web link.

Protest Walk Photo Gallery

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THE FACTS | Photo Galleries | Protest Convoy | Protest Walk Press Release | Links
Welsh Assembly Government's Draft Technical Advice Note 8. (TAN8)
Artists against wind farms