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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Through woods to the sea
(via Barland, Moorlakes, Ilston, Green Cwm and Pennard)

30th October 2010

Leader: Alan Bailey




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: Alan Bailey


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Catching the bus from Southgate to Barland


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This was a joint walk with the Gower Society


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Barlands Common


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Start of some mud


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and more mud!


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Crossing to higher ground


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Crossing another stile


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Alan leads the way


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Stopped by the airfield to watch paragliding


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One of a number of paragliders


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Moorlakes Wood


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Fallen tree blocks our way


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Heading for Ilston


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Green lane descends to the village


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Into Ilston


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Footpath goes through the church yard


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Into Ilston Cwm


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A few bridges to cross


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Autumn tints are colourful


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A plantation in the middle of the Cwm


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Yet another bridge


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Stopped to look at the reflection


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Time for a group shot


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Starting the ascent


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Only a little way uphill


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Out into fields


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... with a view of Pennard Castle


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Arrived in the village of Lunnon


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Descending into Green Cwm


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A bird of prey could be heard overhead


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... and an unusual breed of sheep blocked the stile


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Descending past the natural spring hidden by the water works


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Green Cwm with autumn tints


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Doves in Parkmill


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Crossing the main road at Shepherds


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At the edge of Pennard Golf Course


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Past Pennard Castle


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Views of Three Cliffs Bay


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Walking part of the coast path


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Three Cliffs Bay


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Descending to cross the Pobbles Bay path


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Nearly down but it's straight back up the other side!


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... but worth it for the view


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The cliffs at Southgate - nearly back for coffee and cakes!


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Then finish at Southgate Coffee Shop for a well earned snack





VIDEO: Crossing the stream at Parkmill
Duration: 0m 16s




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