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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Mynydd Penbre

19th February 2011

Leader: Zetta Flew





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Zetta Flew


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Setting off for the coast from Penybedd Car Park


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Later we'll be climbing that hill in the background


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Reached the Wales Coast Path


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Path's wet but at least it didn't rain


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Climbing the dunes to head back inland


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Heading for the golf course


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Chris and Peter from Llanelli Ramblers joined us for the walk


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Pembrey Church has one of the last cow pounds


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A memorial to those lost at sea has an international claim to fame


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Josephine's niece was drowned during a storm at sea


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Heading for the community centre


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Learning how to make walking sticks


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Classes on how to craft a traditional walking stick


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Here starts the mountain walk!


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Not exactly the Brecon beacons but still a puff to get up!


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Negotiating an old gate - should see the state on the stiles!


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Down then up again


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Glad we're still having fun!


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Our leader demonstrates the right way to fall on slippery mud


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Well I did say mud! Where's the nearest launderette?


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That looks a bit steep - Don't go near it Zetta!


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Oh dear! I forgot to warn Roger about that drop!


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Ah! A couple of friendly horses came to say hello


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Oh! They brought four friends


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Look Out! There's a herd of them ganging up on you!


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Spring has sprung at last but it doesn't feel like it!


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Peter negotiates one of many strange or damaged stiles


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From stile to sty-le - Sorry! Couldn't resist that one!


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This is where the leader says "now on a clear day you would have seen.."


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... and Zetta tries hard to see what she saw on the recce


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... and Karen climbs a tree to see what Zetta would have seen


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... and then the clouds part and we see it - (just!) Worm's Head and Burry Holms


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So we had lunch looking at the misty view then descended the hill


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Then climbed the next hill ! Good views over Loughor Estuary


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Gorse is coming into flower


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There's Burry Port Lighthouse below us


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Worm's Head is still trying to come into view


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Now we're coming to Mumbles Head ... (Mumbles Head ??!!)


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Doesn't look like Mumbles to me!


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Which way to Fortes' Cafe?


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Zetta's found another up!


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He didn't like the look of us and flew away


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That's more like it! But you should have seen it on the recce!


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No more ups! Downhill now to the mire (Mire!!)


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Sun eventually came out and filtered through the trees


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Peter's found the mire - Ffrwdd Farm Mire Nature Reserve


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Luckily someone built an old tram way so we can keep our feet dry


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Lots of new metal footpath signs going up in Carmarthenshire


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Typical the sun came out when the walk was almost over


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Not far now through Penybedd Woods


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Peter leads the way


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Back to the pub in Pwll for a drink and social


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Sunset over Loughor Estuary later in the day





VIDEO: Leader's Introduction to the walk
Duration 01m04s





VIDEO: Zetta tells us the history of Pembrey Court
Duration 04m31s







Ordnance Survey map of the area
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