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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Crymlyn Burrows
and Tennant Canal

4th January 2014

Leader: Gail Allen




Gail took us on a day following exceptionally high tides which had washed up a lot of debris and reached a height not often seen by locals.  Plenty of water lay in large pools on the dunes.  We made our way under the M4 and Briton Ferry Bridge then explored Red Jacket Pill where remains of long forgotten industry can still be seen.  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: Gail Allen


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Going to pass Amazon's warehouse


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Then double back after crossing the road


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Winter sunshine


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Onto Crymlyn Burrows SSSI


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Having a catch up


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Then off towards the River Neath


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Exceptionally high storm surge earlier


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Alongside the Neath River


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Plenty of water around


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Standing on the tide line


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A lot of this tower disappeared under water


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See the debris!


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Gail points out where we go next


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Heading for the tramroad


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Lots of surface water after the storms


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Winter colours


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On the tramway


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which was covered with debris


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Walking below the level of the high tide


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Air shaft for the coal mine


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M4 bridge over the River Neath


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Didn't expect to meet him here!


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Heading inland to the flyover


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Storms made it a bit muddy!


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But Gail finds solid ground


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And we head off under the M4


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The old Ferryboat Inn ahead


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Lots of storm debris under the Briton Ferry Bridge


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Old and new bridges


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People hadn't been here before


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The M4 bridge


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Setting off for Red Jacket Pill


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Came to rain


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Really came to rain!


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Impromtu tea stop in the dry under the M4


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Rain stopped so off we go


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To Red Jacket Pill


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The canal lock is up ahead


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Disused, this opened into the pill at high tide from the Tennant Canal


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A Copper Works was built here


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Others come to see the lock gates
with the M4 flyover heading to the A465



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Nearly at the Tennant Canal


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A tight squeeze!


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You mean the was a wider gap over there!


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The replacement bridge on the Tennant Canal


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Along the towpath


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Railway crosses the canal


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and we go under it


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Reflections of grasses


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Jersey Marine Village up ahead


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Onto the boardwalk


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Into Jersey Marine


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Finish at The Towers for refreshments





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2014
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