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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Clyne in Bloom

OR

Clyne in Blooming Wet!

26th April 2014

Leader: Merfyn Williams




Not a Gower Walk this week but a Swansea Walk almost in the centre of Swansea!  Between Mumbles and the City Centre is a hidden gem of a park where many years ago Admiral Heneage-Vivian created a Rhododendron Garden.  The gardens contain many rare species of Rhododendrons and is free to visit.  Over thirty walkers braved the weather forecast to see the spectacular display of flowers before leaving the park and entering Clyne Valley Country Park for the equally beautiful display of woodland bluebells.  The forecast spoke of showers but we set off in the dry thinking the forecast was wrong - well it was wrong! - those showers actually merged into one very long and heavy downpour that tested our waterproofing to the limit.  Despite this, many new people turned up to enjoy this Swansea Ramblers walk and had a lovely time exploring the area so close to the centre of the city.  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: Merfyn Williams


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Sunshine! - They've got the forecast wrong!


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Into Clyne Gardens


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Azaleas in flower as well as Rhododendrons


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Flowers everywhere!


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The admiral's tower


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What's this four legged friend doing?


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Enjoying the water?


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Into the dell


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Still sunny!


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The Japanese Bridge


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Plenty of water
Maybe that's all the wet we'll see today?



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To the children's play house


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Through the colourful trees


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Where we found wonderful spring flowers


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Then out onto St Catwgs walk


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And into Clyne Country Park


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Where we found lots more Bluebells


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Exploring the paths in the woods


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And having fun as we go


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Then time for tea at the viewpoint high above Swansea Bay


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Wendy says Ciao to all her Italian viewers!
(Look! - I'm still walking!)



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Ah! A little rain now


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Oh! More than a little rain!


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It's getting wetter!


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Old mining engine


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Will this rain never stop?


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No! I don't think it will!


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And there's still so much to see!


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Only dry place in the Country Park!!


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Lunch stop


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Soggy sandwiches?


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Told you people are happy enjoying the weather!


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And now that's what we've got to tell ourselves!


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It's soooo wet!


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Thirty soaking wet Ramblers heading back for Blackpill!!
And they'll be back next week for more!






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