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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Exploring Mawr & Garnswllt
In Northern Swansea

24th November 2013

Leader: Tim Orrell
Swansea Council
Countryside Connections Officer




This walk was arranged by Swansea Ramblers as part of the Countryside Connections project which is funded by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.  It is a project within the Swansea Rural Development Plan and facilitated by the Swansea Rural Development Partnership.  One of the Countryside Connections Officers, Tim Orrell, took 28 of us on a walk and talk, starting from the Garnswllt Activity Centre.  As we went along, Tim explained about the habitats for wildlife and what we may see on the way.  We learned some surprising facts about the countryside around us that made us more aware of the nature through which we walk.  Emina at the Garnswllt Activity Centre was our host, joining us on the walk and afterwards made us feel welcome with cups of tea and coffee in the Garnswllt Activity Centre.  The Cwmcerdinan promoted walk can be followed by downloading the leaflet from the link further down this page.  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: Tim Orrell


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Tim tells us about the Rural community of Mawr
and the countryside we are about to see



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Uphill from the Garnswllt Activity Centre


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Another new walker joined us,
attracted by the possibility of walking the rural ward



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Along the old cart track below the road


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Winter can be cold in the hills
but the winter countryside is well worth seeing



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Well Peter thinks so!


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Nearly at the top!
and Ammanford is below us



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Well! OK!- Nearly at the top!


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Reached the pass over the Cwm


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... with great views up ahead of Cwmcerdinan


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A few gates to get through


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Of various shapes


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... and different obstacles
Go girl!



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Beautiful woodland


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In its winter glory


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Got to have a bit of mud and water!


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Watch out for these special signs
You can download a walk leaflet
from the council website
HERE



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... and the walk is well worth doing!


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Up the road a little to a tramway


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... with splendid views


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Well someone's definitely enjoying herself


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Familiar Peninsula in the distance


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Cwmcerdinan gives wonderful views to Whiteford Point on Gower


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Descending but we'll be going half way up over there!


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Tim stops to talk once more about the wildlife


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Heading along the highway to the moorland


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Wonderful views up here


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Still on the Cwmcerdinan Walk


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Great views up here!


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There's Whiteford Lighthouse


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Uneven Grassy lumps?
No! - a prehistoric cairn



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Left the Cwmcerdinan Walk and heading back
towards the Garnswllt Centre



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There's a hot air balloon over there


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Bet there's a lot of cold air around it!!


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Over the level moorland


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... and onto the descending road to the centre


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For coffee after a wonderful walk


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... and views like these!
Can we go round again?






Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
Resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information



All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2013
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