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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Ewenny and Southerndown

31st January 2010

Leader: Jo Coulson




If you'd like to try a walk then do come along and find out what all this Swansea Walking in the great outdoors is all about.  It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.  If you get the bug and want to walk or stroll regularly then you can also become a member.  Just ask us about the walks we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.





Photographs of the Walk



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Starting from the remains of Ewenny Priory


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Walking the road past one of the quarries


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Climbing onto Ogmore Down


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Quarry has taken away some more of the Down


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Level walking on the Down


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Following a green lane


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Reaching the coast near Southerndown


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Dunraven and the heritage coast in the distance


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On our way to Dunraven


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Using the new coast path to descend


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This new path is a bit muddy!!


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Who thought we'd be grateful for concrete steps


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Visiting Dunraven Garden


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Garden once served the house
(now demolished)



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An unexpected garden to find


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Emerging from the eastern door to view the heritage coast


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Wonderful views from here


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Exploring the few remains of the old house


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Descending back to Dunraven Beach


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Lunch at the bottom!


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An inquisitive robin came to check us out


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Ascending a millennium path out of Dunraven


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Reached the top!


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A family of pigs came around to meet us


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Traditional stone stile to negotiate


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No pub stop at St Brides!


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Bird of prey didn't like the look of us and flew away


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Heading onto Old Castle Down


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Walking along Cwm Alun


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Heading for the old bridge near Coed y Bwl


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Old stone crossing of the River Alun


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Footpath crosses the railway line


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Quite a few stiles on the walk


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Reached Wallas Farm


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Good job the footpath doesn't cross this field!


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Sunlight catching the moss and lichen


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Need to follow the road a little way


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Back off the road and into fields


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Bridgend and Ewenny Priory in distance


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Top of Heol y Cawl Lane


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Reached bottom of lane to visit the baptism pool


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Plaque states pool was owned by Jesus College, Oxford


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More stone stiles but nearly back


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Flat walking now


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Back at the priory!


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The Priory Church of St Michael & All Angels




All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2010
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