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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Whiteford Lighthouse

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.





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: John France


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Setting off for Cwm Ivy


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Cowslips out in force


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Heading for the beach


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Onto the beach


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Cynon Valley Ramblers joined us for the walk


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Long way across the beach to the lighthouse


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There it is in the distance!


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Got there!
Good job we checked the tides!



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Trust Colin to pose for us


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OK Colin! Let someone else have a look


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A lot of Cynon Valley group had never been this close to the lighthouse


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Over the mussel beds


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Onto the coast path with its markers


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Into the forestry planted to consolidate the land


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Tea stop by the bird hide


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Back towards the lighthouse but we'll go inland now!


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Through the forest


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Coast path goes three ways!!


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Done this path at the start!


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But it goes to a good place for lunch


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Good views from the top


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Then across Broughton Beach


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Views of Worm's Head


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Over the south side of Llanmadoc Down


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Going up to the Bulwark Hill Fort


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Stunning views from the top


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Back down to Llanmadoc


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Back into the village

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Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Zetta Flew 2013
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