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Gower Way 1
A series of six linear walks
from mountain to sea
Walk 1: Pen Lle'r Castell to Felindre

12th April 2014

Leader: Roger Brown




A Gower Walk with a difference!  Created by our former footpath officer, the late Peter Thomas, a long distance Gower path winds its way from the most northerly point of The Lordship of Gower to the south-western tip of peninsula Gower.  The Gower Way explores not just what people today think of as Gower - The peninsula with its beaches, cliffs and country walking but also the rest of Gower.  This is an area formerly ruled over by the Lords of Gower and which covers what now forms the northern extent of the City & County of Swansea above the Lliw Reservoirs and descends down to the City of Swansea itself - so everyone living in Swansea west of the River Tawe is a citizen of Gower!  Swansea Ramblers have arranged a series of six walks to complete the whole of The Gower Way by September 2014.  We are being supported by The City & County of Swansea via their Countryside Connections team.  Tim Orrell of that department was on hand to describe the natural environment through which we walked and help to connect the public with the countryside.  Over thirty people came out to explore this area, some visiting Felindre and northern Swansea for the first time.  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 and social events we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Roger Brown


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Dropped off by bus near Pen Lle'r Castell
The buses are funded by Swansea Council via
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development



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Saturday walks co-ordinator, Lynne Esson welcomes everbody to the walk


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Can see Port Talbot from here!


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Tim Orrell of Swansea Council's Countryside Connections
Tim will tell us about the natural environment



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The coach is gone!
We'll have to walk back now!



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We had a full coach of eager walkers


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And off we go!


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Wind turbines overshadow the ancient boundary castle of Pen Lle'r Castell


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The castle earthworks are still impressive


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It's a long way down here!


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Off we go again


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More turbines


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The first (last) Gower Way Stone (No 50)
There are over 50 of these to see
(There are some with an *A* suffix)



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Stones give us a focus to the walk and reassure us we're on the right track!


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It could be easy to get lost otherwise


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Good job Swansea Ramblers know the route


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Number 49


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Wonderful views up here
We even saw Whiteford Point earlier!



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Cold spring day today


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A road and a stone


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Number 48


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Heading towards Lliw reservoirs


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Number 47


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Beautiful up here but lots more to see


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Roger found another stone


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There's the upper reservoir


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Isn't this fun!


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Stone 46


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Into the forest


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Beside the upper reservoir


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Stone 45


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Stone 44


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Stone 43


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Enjoying the social side of walking


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The lower Lliw Reservoir


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Time for coffee in the waterside cafe


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Stone 42


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Crossing the reservoir


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Onto a lovely path


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Only climb of the day
(Just one field!)



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Nearly in the village of Felindre


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Stone 40 and the end of today's walk


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European funding enabled this walk


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Elaine Reed's photo gallery on www.pbase.com

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Chris Jobling's photo gallery on Flickr

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Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information



All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2014
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