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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Kenfig Burrows
Almost underwater!

19th January 2014

Leader: Gail Allen




Swansea Ramblers went to Kenfig National Nature Reserve in the County of Bridgend after a sustained period of heavy rain.  Although a lovely sunny day when we walked around the burrows, ground water lay everywhere, sometimes making it difficult to use the paths, some of which were under six foot of water!  The storms had removed a lot of the high sand dunes and exposed the ribs of an old ship wreck.  We strolled back along the beach then turned inland to find our way on high ground to avoid the flooded areas.  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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Setting off from the visitor centre


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Heading for Kenfig Pool


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Tree surrounded by water!


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He doesn't mind all the extra water!


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But wants to play hide and seek


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We can see you!


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Kenfig Pool always contains a lot of water


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Funny looking goose


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Found a dry bit of path


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But lots of areas were flooded


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Swansea across the bay


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Gail points out Kenfig Castle


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Tata Steelworks in Port Talbot
with the castle in front of it



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Lunch at the castle


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Steelworks in the distance


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Off we go again


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Dodged the wet bits again


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Even more water from the storms


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Expansive dune system


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Very expansive dune system!


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Gower in the distance


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... and Swansea


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Near the beach and the dunes have been blown away


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Swansea Bay from Kenfig


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Old ship wreck


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Tata Steel


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Tea stop on the beach


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Gower again


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Off we go


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Leave only boot prints!


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... and only hoof prints


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Back inland


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More temporary pools of water


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Wales Coast Path


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To the left (Somewhere underwater)
is the coastal access path back to the visitor centre



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Crossing a torrent of flood water on its way to the sea


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Board walk was flooded in places


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