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History of Green Cwm and Penmaen

21st December 2013

Leader: John France




Professor John France led us on a short Gower walk and historical talk from Green Cwm to the besanded village of old Penmaen and the Norman Penmaen Castle.  We then visited the remains of the church before descending to the stepping stones in Three Cliffs Bay.  A short distance inland we reached Parkmill then returned to the start in Park Wood.  Far from the day being over, we headed for the Gower Inn for our social event where we celebrated YALDA (shortest day of the year) with watermelons, pomegranates and nuts!  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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Winter sunshine in Green Cwm


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The unusual (for Gower) burial chamber


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A lime kiln opposite the cairn


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Walking further up the valley


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A haven for dog walkers


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Winter sunshine was welcome


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On the side of Cefn Bryn


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Three Cliffs come into view


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Mike strides out with Peter


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Descending to Penmaen Burrows


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Catch up at entrance to Burrows


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Onto the Wales Coast Path


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Incredible views of Three Cliffs


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People enjoying the beach


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John France is a professor of History
and tells about the Penmaen Castle site



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.. and we use it for lunch!
- with Pomegranites and nuts for Yalda



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Off we go to church - and it isn't even Sunday


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This church and its village was besanded during medieval storms


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Making our way to Three Cliffs Bay


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On the Wales Coast Path again


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One man and his dog?


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Making our way to the stepping stones


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Onto the marsh


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John has a catch up


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Then off we go again


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Iconic view


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Looking good today


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Pennard Castle high above


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Now who's brave enough to cross


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Show-offs!


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But everyone got across safely


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We made sure of that


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Pennard Castle in sunshine


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Heading inland


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Towards the castle


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But well below it


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and more stepping stones


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Then into Parkmill and up to Park Woods





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