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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Kilvey Hill

9th April 2011

Leader: Mike Lewis





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Mike Lewis


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Mike started near White Rock


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Climbing Kilvey Hill with views back to the Lower Swansea Valley


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Viewpoint over White Rock


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Old rolling mills near Liberty Stadium


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Train passes the Landore Social Club


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Looking at the views


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Through the forest towards the summit


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Large insects hovering around


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Forestry sign being used for airgun practice


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Green Man sculpture


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Bonymaen


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Fine sunny day to go up


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There are the transmitters


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Nearly at the top


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Lower Swansea Valley


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Panorama view over Swansea


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Mumbles in the distance


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Reached the top!


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A small pond at the top


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Was it something we said Mike?


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At the viewpoint


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... and what a view !!


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Illegal motorcycling


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Time to move on


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Heading east towards a stone circle


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Still wet in places


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Leaving the transmitters


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Meridian Tower in distance


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Excellent day to be up here


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Stopped to admire the view


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Cranes in the docks


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Swansea Marina


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Boat entering the Barrage


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Heading for the quarries


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View east towards Port Talbot


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In the disused quarries


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Taking in the view


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Mike leads the way


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New houses below


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Mike points out things of interest


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Spring colours also appreciated by the insects


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Lunch stop not far away


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Lunch overlooking the Tir John landfill site and Crymlyn Bog National Nature Reserve
This could be a new country park if enough people campaign for it !



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Heading back for the road to Bonymaen


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Waiting for everyone before heading inland


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Taking the track north


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Passing a couple of farms


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Views over to the north of Crymlyn


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Anyone fancy a renovation job ?


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Good views on way to Bonymaen


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Crymlyn Bog in distance


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Port Talbot behind us


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Bonymaen coming into view


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Leaving Bonymaen and ascending Kilvey from the north


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More illegal bikes


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Lots more illegal biking


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Back onto a more peaceful track


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Liberty Stadium in the distance


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..and back to the beginning


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Lots of carving on the gateway


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A carved squirrel and an owl watch over visitors using the gate


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The Kilvey community Woodland deserves more visitors





VIDEO: Mike tells us about Kilvey
Duration: 2m 27s





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information






Ordnance Survey map of the area
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2011
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