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Swansea Ramblers Walk


The other Witford Point

29th August 2020

Leader: Andrew Morgan




Having often visited Whiteford Point at the far western edge of Gower, we decided to walk around the other Witford Point to the east of Swansea  The weather was lovely and we were happy to be able to walk again after COVID lockdown.

Swansea Ramblers offer a range of walks for most abilities from the long strenuous mountain walks for the experienced walker to the short, easy lowland walks where maybe you'd like to explore walking for the first time with a friendly group of people.

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: Andrew Morgan


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Close to the M4 flyover, we set off in sunshine


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And quickly reached the historic Brunel Tower


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Part of the mechanism to control the dock


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There were almost 30 of us, the maximum allowed under COVID regulations


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The busy M4 flyover in contrast to the now quiet Brunel Dock


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The other half of the dock is silted up


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Following the riverside section of the Wales Coast Path


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River Neath on its way into Swansea Bay


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At high tide, the water is both side of the riverbank


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but at low tide we can walk beneath the raised pipeline


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Once used by BP, this now pumps millions of gallons of water from the Tennant Canal


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Water is pumped to the factory


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Witford Point is rich in salt loving flora


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This area floods at high tide


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The beach curves away from the river


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Stopping for lunch with views across the bay to Mumbles Lighthouse


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Then inland back into the dunes


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Sea Holly had a beautiful blue sheen but the was past its best


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Back along the riverside path





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2020
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