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Christmas Dinner at Reynoldston

1st December 2013

Leader: Peter Jones




A cold but dry day in December saw Swansea Ramblers out on a Gower Walk from The King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston.  We have walked from here for the last few years because we know that The King Arthur will yet again do us a wonderful Christmas dinner in the fantastic Avalon Suite.  We had 74 bookings for the meal and 32 of those came on the pre-meal walk.  Everyone enjoyed the walk and the meal but of course there was the socialising that makes it a Christmas party to remember.  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: Peter Jones


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Our start and finish point
King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston
for our annual Christmas Dinner after a walk



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But first we've got to walk to earn our dinner!


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A bit cold but it's dry



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Rhossili Down in the distance


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74 people booked for a meal


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... and 32 people fancied the walk beforehand


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Over the stile into a hidden grotto


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No sign of Santa though!


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Peter leads us towards Cefn Bryn


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Lovely day to work up an appetite


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... and to share a joke or two


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I feel another joke coming on!


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Well! The humour continued along the way


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Onto Cefn Bryn


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People look happy. You'd think it was Christmas!


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Splendid views towards the Loughor Estuary


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Time to stop for tea and admire the views


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Then we're off along the ridgeway on top of Cefn Bryn


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... and still enjoying ourselves


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Warming up now with a brisk walk


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and still lots of good views


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But most of the climbing is over


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Waiting for everyone to catch up


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A bit chilly as we turned into the wind


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Stopping again by Arthur's Stone for our Professor of History,
John France, to tell us about the cairn



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Then we're off again


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Exploring the lesser used paths on Cefn Bryn


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Heading downhill can only mean there's a climb coming soon


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Peter takes us through the stream


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... and starts that climb


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Loughor Estuary behind us


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Peter leads two of our guest walkers


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Beginning our descent


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Leaving Cefn Bryn


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and over the stone stile


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which will lead to Reynoldston


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A couple more stiles to go


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Last-but-one stile but into a bit of mud!


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But soon the welcoming sight of The King Arthur appears


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Time to get changed


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and time to celebrate


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... with a room full of Swansea Ramblers!
Thank you to the management and staff for yet another excellent meal!






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