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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Four Parks
(One a hidden gem!)

18th January 2014

Leader: Chris & Renate Jobling




Chris & Renate took us on a very enjoyable Swansea walk around Singleton Park, Brynmill Park, Cwmdonkin Park and Rosehill Quarry Community Park in the wildlife corridor.  Despite a bit of rain, spirits remained dry until we reached the Uplands Tavern where we warmed up with a cup of coffee before venturing into the weather again for the walk back through Brynmill and Singleton.  Our walk took us to Townhill where we had excellent views over Swansea Bay.  We could watch the weather in the bay which gave an atmosphere to the vista.  Many people had not been to Cwmdonkin Park or Rosehill Quarry and so were pleasantly surprised to find them in the centre of a city.  We walked past Dylan Thomas' birthplace and wandered around Cwmdonkin Park where he played as a child.  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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Leaders: Chris & Renate Jobling


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Walking the path between the Boating Lake and Singleton


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Stayed dry for the most part


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Crossing Singleton Park


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Into Brynmill Park


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In The Uplands on way to Cwmdonkin Park


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Wait outside Noah's Yard for more walkers to join us


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Read some poetry at our feet


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Dylan Thomas' poem


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Nobody's name was .... so we couldn't have free coffee!


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Cwmdonkin Park entrance by Kingsley Amis' old house


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Park has senn some work for the Dylan Thomas' centenary


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Twenty-three of us out today


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Park is on a hill


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Famous Swansea folk


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More poetry


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Drinking fountain near the pavilion


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What are they looking at?...


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It was Dylan Thomas old house at Cwmdonkin Drive


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Soon into Rosehill Quarry Community Park


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Most had never been here before


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Large quarry provides the community with a wildlife area


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Quarry face


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A waterfall from Pantycelyn Road
(taken with a very wet camera!)



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Overflowing pond in the quarry floor


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Climbing to Pantycelyn Road


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The entrance from the top


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The rain came down again


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Mumbles in the rain


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Time to return to Cwmdonkin


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Descend through the park


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Old roots exposed


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Wet now!


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The historic pavilion


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Leaving the park


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Into Brynmill Park


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Cormorants on the lake


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Into Singleton Park


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Still wet


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... and wetter


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But we all enjoyed it


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Looking at things of interest





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