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Swansea Ramblers Walk


From Coast to Moor
(Llanrhidian Circular)

26th June 2010

Leader: Zetta Flew




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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Leader: Zetta Flew


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Leaving behind Llanrhidian and the church


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Zetta takes everyone along the Marsh Road


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Weobley Castle in the sunshine
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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On the marsh road with Weobley Castle in the distance


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Turning inland at Aberlogin


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First stile to negotiate
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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North Gower marshlands and Whitford Point behind us


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Leaving Aberlogin


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Need to walk the busy road to the next footpath


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Climbing to Llanellan through interesting woods


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More climbing but worth it for the views


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Tea stop with a wonderful panorama
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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There's Llanrhidian Church in the distance


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Cil Ifor hill fort across the valley


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Crossing Welshmoor


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An orchid on Welshmoor
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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Lots of Orchids


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Orchids seem to be thriving despite the dry conditions


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Arrived at the pond
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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Lots of damselflies about


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...and dragonflies


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...lots of dragonflies
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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and another one!


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Heading for Cilibion and Llethryd
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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Everyone enjoyed Welshmoor


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Joining the bridleway


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Rhododendrons add colour to the route


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Zetta leads group down a path that we cleared after being blocked for many years


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Summer growth is nothing compared to the jungle we cleared
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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This path ends at Llethryd but a public access agreement allows us to explore the plantation


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Llethryd is a wonderful bluebell wood in early summer


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Leaving the Gower Way at Prysg


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Climbing Cil Ifor


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Wonderful panorama here
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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Time for a tea stop by the trig point


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There's Llanellan where we had the first tea stop


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Descending Cil Ifor with views of Llanrhidian
(Copyright Alan Bailey)



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There's the church and journey's end


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Crossed the main road - now on the final stretch


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Reached the village


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...and into the pub to thank the landlord for the parking


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Terry buying welcome rehydration


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Peter, Anita and Catherine relaxing in the beer garden


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Alan and Maureen enjoying refreshments


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This vehicle in the car park must have been insured with the Hay Hay!




All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2010
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