Swansea Ramblers Walk
Cwm Ivy and Whiteford Point
26th September 2020
Leader: Morag Eddyshaw
Morag led us on a fine sunny day from Cwm Ivy through the nature reserve and out to Whiteford Point. We had fine views in this lovely area of Gower and could see across to Llanelli and Burry Port. The golden sands at Whiteford Point mirrored their counterpart at Cefn Sidan across the Loughor Estuary. Whiteford Burrows was the first piece of land bought by the National Trust under their Operation Neptune campaign to buy the coastal land of Britain.
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Leader: Morag Eddyshaw
Always a pleasant descent to the reserve
About 30 people out today
Following the Wales Coast Path out to the Point
Met some Marsh Ponies on the way
Time for a Tea stop
A Dragonfly was warming itself in the sunshine
The path enters the forest
These trees were planted to consolidate the shifting sands
Now this area is a nature reserve with flora and fauna
Such as this Toadstool
Over the dunes to the beach
Can you see the lighthouse?
There it is!
Carmarthenshire across the estuary
Somebody has been doing a beach clean
The last sea-washed cast iron lighthouse in Britain
The sands of Cefn Sidan across the water
Tide was wrong today for a visit to the lighthouse
Turning the curve near the end of the Estuary
- and the start of the Bristol Channel
Here the wind sweeps around the curve, carrying sand with it!
Can get in your eyes on a really windy day
North Gower beyond Broughton is in sight
but that's for another day!
Leave only footprints
A lot of sand dune erosion
Fine patterns in the sand
Everybody seems to be enjoying it
A largely empty beach yet miles of sand
Re-grouping to head inland
We've got spread out on the long stretch of sand
Morag waits for the last of our group before moving on
A beautiful area to walk
Soon be through the reserve
Onto the track that slowly ascends back to the start
A lovely walk in both coast and country
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2020
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