Swansea Ramblers Walk
8th May 2013
Leader: John France
Swansea Ramblers led a walk out to the Whiteford Lighthouse. We invited our friends from Cynon Valley Ramblers as some of them had never been out at low tide to see the lighthouse close up. This is probably the last sea-washed cast iron lighthouse in the world. Afterwards we went up onto Llanmadoc Down for the stunning views and an informative talk on the ancient history of the area with our Professor of History, John France who led the walk. 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.
Leader: John France
Setting off for Cwm Ivy
Cowslips out in force
Heading for the beach
Onto the beach
Cynon Valley Ramblers joined us for the walk
Long way across the beach to the lighthouse
There it is in the distance!
Good job we checked the tides!
Trust Colin to pose for us
OK Colin! Let someone else have a look
A lot of Cynon Valley group had never been this close to the lighthouse
Over the mussel beds
Onto the coast path with its markers
Into the forestry planted to consolidate the land
Tea stop by the bird hide
Back towards the lighthouse but we'll go inland now!
Through the forest
Coast path goes three ways!!
Done this path at the start!
But it goes to a good place for lunch
Good views from the top
Then across Broughton Beach
Views of Worm's Head
Over the south side of Llanmadoc Down
Going up to the Bulwark Hill Fort
Stunning views from the top
Back down to Llanmadoc
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Zetta Flew 2013
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