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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Loughor
A walk with history

15th February 2014

Leader: Terry John




Despite the forecast for high winds and showers, twenty eight people turned up to enjoy a walk along the estuary and listen to some of the history of the area.  We learned about some of the industry, the monk's hospital and the old ferry.  We had fabulous views along the Loughor Estuary to Gower and Terry took us to the old Norman Castle.   Afterwards, we gathered in the pub, The Reverend James, where some of us had a meal to finish our day out.  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:Terry John


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Windy but very little rain to dampen our spirits


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Terry leads the way


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Terry tells us about the history of the area


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Terry points out things of interest
as we set off for Loughor Bridge



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Sea defences have taken a battering in the storms


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No sunshine but we don't mind
It's great to be out in the fresh air!



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Carved posts in the car park


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Heading south along the estuary


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There's the 'new' bridge


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This is the beach where locals used to come in times gone by


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Terry tells us about the 'yspitty' (monk's hospital)


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We're standing on the remains of the old bridge


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Terry explains there used to be a ferry here


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Heading towards Loughor Railway Station
but it closed in 1961!



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Views over the estuary


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Extensive views over the estuary


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More history from Terry


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Into the park and onto the castle


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A Norman Catle but the Romans were here too!


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Talking about the history of the castle


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Heading back to the estuary


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Views of the water from the park


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Almost back to the cars
Now to the pub!






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