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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Briton Ferry Reservoirs
and views of Swansea Bay

6th April 2013

Leader: Lynne Esson




Lynne started off the new summer programme with a cracker of a walk from Briton Ferry which took us up into the forest above Briton Ferry and Baglan.  She had twenty two people out to enjoy the sunshine and the views over Swansea Bay.  Many new walkers joined us after reading about the walk in the What's On magazine.  We saw ancient deciduous trees which twisted into strange shapes as we headed up into the newer section of forest.  We visited the reservoirs then circled around for glorious views over Aberavon, Briton Ferry and Swansea.   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 Lynne Esson


Video: Lynne tells us about the walk
Duration 01m 39s




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Heading into the forest


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Arrived at the first reservoir


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Quick stop to see the view


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Then we're off again on this dog friendly walk


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A bit more uphill walking


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Atmospheric Woodland


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Reached the forestry track


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Can't be too hard - they're still smiling


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Nearly at the next reservoir


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Coming out of the forest


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Reached Cefn-cwrt Reservoir


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Tranquil and beautiful in the sunshine


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Waterside tea stop


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Then downhill for a while


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Back into the forest


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But it's uphill again now!


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Cedric wishes his dog was a huskie!


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Track leads us up to the viewpoints


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Passing this strange yellow flower


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Which we're told is Coltsfoot!


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Lynne, Cedric & dog carry on while others examine the flowers


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There's Cefn-cwrt Reservoir below
Have we really climbed up this high!



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In the distance is Swansea and the DVLA on the horizon


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Easy going now in the sunshine


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Spread out a bit


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Views towards Port Talbot


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... and the M4 Briton Ferry flyover


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... Dominates the view


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Time for a catch up and tea stop


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River Neath below


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Views over Briton Ferry and Swansea


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Then the last leg goes through an enchanted woodland


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... well! It looked enchanted to us!


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Spring sunshine through the trees
Have to go back for the bluebells



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That sun lasted all day


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Back to the start





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