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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Dunvant Circular

9th March 2013

Leader: Roger Davies




We had a great walk around Dunvant and Three Crosses.  A Swansea Walk brings unexpected views and there's a lot to see when you explore the footpaths of Swansea and Gower.  Of course once you get off the tarmacadam pavements you must expect a little mud, especially in winter!  Swansea Council's Countryside Access Team had been busy in Dunvant transforming a muddy path into a well surfaced route so we avoided getting our boots dirty for the first mile!   We had a walk along part of the Gower Way and visited the new community woodland in Three Crosses.  Once again we were joined by new members who really enjoyed exploring new areas of Gower on foot.   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 Roger Davies


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Crossing Dunvant Green


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Much improved path


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A Gower Way Stone marks the start of some proper mud!


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Hope the council are going to surface this one as well!!


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This is part of the long distance Gower Way which we helped to set up


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The 'hill' on the left is part of the Killan Mine Spoil tip!


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Nearly out of the woods


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Re-grouping out of the woodland


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Views open up


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Someone was pleased to see us!


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Wondered who these people were


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... and came to say hello to us


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and we said hello to her


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No! You can't come on the walk with us!


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So we continued on our way


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Until we spotted some horses


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And Andrew diverted their attention..


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... while the others made their way across


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and headed towards the edge of the golf course


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through mud churned up by the horses


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Glad to get out of that muddy field


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Catkins coming out


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Reached Three Crosses


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Stopped for lunch in the community woodland


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Then its off again across Fairwood Common


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Which was wet and muddy!


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Now will she get across with dry feet?


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Woah!!


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Yesss


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Made it!


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Wet but better under foot


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Can see the path now


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and its dry underfoot again


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Into the woods


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Skirting the edge of Priors Meadow


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Lovely old oak trees


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with lots of lichen


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Nearly back now


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Ty Gwyn marks where we join the road


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Across the stream and onto the road


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Then back into Dunvant and the pub!





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2013
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