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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Penllergaer Woods

Pre 2008

Leader: Mike Lewis




Today we are visiting the grounds of Penllergare House.   The house, now demolished, was the home of John Dillwyn Llewelyn.   Born in 1810, he was a keen amateur photographer and in the early days of photography carried out many experiments which led to its advancement.   His wife, Emma, was the cousin of the inventor of the negative/positive method of photography, - Henry Fox Talbot of Lacock Abbey.

The extensive grounds are now overgrown and the site of the house was occupied by Lliw Valley Council, then Neath Port Talbot Council and presently by Swansea Council.






Photographs of the Walk



Photograph of Walking Route - Image 1
At the man made cascade


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 2
Mike, our leader, has set a leisurely pace and there is plenty of time to take in the view ...


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 3
... and to stop for a snack ...


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on the river bank


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 5
We visit Dillwyn Llewelyn's Observatory


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 6





All photographs Copyright  Alex Thomas 2008
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