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Swansea Ramblers Walk


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The other side of the water

31st March 2013

Leader: Zetta Flew




Zetta took us on another of her magical walks on the northern side of the Loughor Estuary.  From the hillside above Pembrey you can see North Gower and Worm's Head in one direction then from the other, Kidwelly Castle and Caldy Island.  Easter Sunday and the clocks going forward didn't deter 23 people from enjoying a varied walk along coast path, fields, woodland and the chance to learn about Court Farmhouse. Lunch had a glorious view of Gower in that all too rare warm sunshine.   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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Heading for the coast


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Extensive views from the coast path


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But Zetta shows us where we turn back inland


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Heading for the church


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Waiting on the railway bridge


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Napoleon's Niece was buried here


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Spring at last?


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The first of a few climbs


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Steep ascent


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But worth it for the views


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which were wonderful


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Then a bit more up


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Through a rickety gate


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and over an even more rickety stile


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Then down and up a bit more


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But with these glorious views


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Narrow Carmarthenshire stiles slow us down


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Into a magical wood of old oak trees
(and the promise of Bluebells later in the year)



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Strange shapes on the old trees


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But a well walked path leads us on


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Tea stop overlooking Kidwelly


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and Zetta gives everyone an Easter Egg


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Zetta points out Caldey Island


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Then Worm's Head


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Nearly at lunch stop


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Council has vastly improved this path
and our thanks go to them for a job well done



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Worm's Head comes back into view for lunch


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North Gower coastline


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Stunning scenery for a lunch stop


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But the cows wanted to share our food


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Really sunny and mild compared to the day before and the following day!


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Still needed our coats though


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Setting off for Mumbles Hill
(Which is not in Mumbles!)



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So a bit more climbing but with views behind us


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Still fine views from here


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and here


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Worm's Head and Burry Holms


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Heading for Court Farm again


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...Where we climb the other path


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Last climb of the day


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Down to the new boardwalk


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Almost back


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Last few hundred yards


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And we're back at the start





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