Swansea Ramblers Walk
Boxing Day Walk to Three Cliffs and Cefn Bryn
26th December 2013
Leader: Steve Robson
Steve & Julia took us on a Boxing Day Gower walk from Green Cwm to Three Cliffs Bay and up onto Cefn Bryn. It was a fine sunny day and a pleasure to be out. We had fine views of Pennard Castle, Three Cliffs Bay, a stop at Penmaen Castle for tea then along the coast through to Nicholaston and up onto Cefn Bryn for lunch. Descending into Green Cwm, we made our way back to their cottage for delicious home made mince pies, wonderful stollen and a glass of mulled wine. Our new walkers couldn't believe the fun they'd had on this Swansea 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: Steve Robson
Starting from Park Wood Forestry Car Park
Wrapped up warm against the cold and frosty morning
Heading down the lane to Parkmill
Sunshine came out to join us
Crossing the stream at Parkmill
Didn't fancy wading throught the swollen stream
Heading for Three Cliffs Bay
Wonderful to be out!
and it's warming up a little, now the sun's out
Along the boardwalk - but nobody's bored! (sorry!)
Pennard Castle high above us
Approaching Nott Hill
...and the river we have to cross!
Thank goodness for these ancient stepping stones
Trust some of them to pose!
Another half an hour and the stones would be under water!
Walking the marsh path
Not so deep here!
Come on Walter!
Walter makes our new walkers welcome
All across and ready for the climb
Stepping stones busy today
He promised that would be the last climb!
Other Boxing Day visitors enjoying the beach
A look back at Three Cliffs Bay from Penmaen Castle
Off along the coast path
Surfers in Three Cliffs Bay
Roger points out something of interest
Oxwich in the distance
Which coast path is this?
The Wales Coast Path!
Climbing onto Cefn Bryn
Hang on! Didn't he say we'd done all the climbing!
But look at the view!
A Gower Walk is always worth doing
- when you are at the top!
Better views of Three Cliffs
The level path on top of Cefn Bryn
Finished our lunch near the Gower Way Stone
What better view could you ask for!
Heading down into Green Cwm via the forestry
Mince pies at the ready!
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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