Swansea Ramblers Walk
Ewenny and Southerndown
31st January 2010
Leader: Jo Coulson
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Starting from the remains of Ewenny Priory
Walking the road past one of the quarries
Climbing onto Ogmore Down
Quarry has taken away some more of the Down
Level walking on the Down
Following a green lane
Reaching the coast near Southerndown
Dunraven and the heritage coast in the distance
On our way to Dunraven
Using the new coast path to descend
This new path is a bit muddy!!
Who thought we'd be grateful for concrete steps
Visiting Dunraven Garden
Garden once served the house
An unexpected garden to find
Emerging from the eastern door to view the heritage coast
Wonderful views from here
Exploring the few remains of the old house
Descending back to Dunraven Beach
Lunch at the bottom!
An inquisitive robin came to check us out
Ascending a millennium path out of Dunraven
Reached the top!
A family of pigs came around to meet us
Traditional stone stile to negotiate
No pub stop at St Brides!
Bird of prey didn't like the look of us and flew away
Heading onto Old Castle Down
Walking along Cwm Alun
Heading for the old bridge near Coed y Bwl
Old stone crossing of the River Alun
Footpath crosses the railway line
Quite a few stiles on the walk
Reached Wallas Farm
Good job the footpath doesn't cross this field!
Sunlight catching the moss and lichen
Need to follow the road a little way
Back off the road and into fields
Bridgend and Ewenny Priory in distance
Top of Heol y Cawl Lane
Reached bottom of lane to visit the baptism pool
Plaque states pool was owned by Jesus College, Oxford
More stone stiles but nearly back
Flat walking now
Back at the priory!
The Priory Church of St Michael & All Angels
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Andrew Morgan 2010
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