Swansea Ramblers Walk
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.
Windy but very little rain to dampen our spirits
Terry leads the way
Terry tells us about the history of the area
Terry points out things of interest
as we set off for Loughor Bridge
Sea defences have taken a battering in the storms
No sunshine but we don't mind
It's great to be out in the fresh air!
Carved posts in the car park
Heading south along the estuary
There's the 'new' bridge
This is the beach where locals used to come in times gone by
Terry tells us about the 'yspitty' (monk's hospital)
We're standing on the remains of the old bridge
Terry explains there used to be a ferry here
Heading towards Loughor Railway Station
but it closed in 1961!
Views over the estuary
Extensive views over the estuary
More history from Terry
Into the park and onto the castle
A Norman Catle but the Romans were here too!
Talking about the history of the castle
Heading back to the estuary
Views of the water from the park
Almost back to the cars
Now to the pub!
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2014
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