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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.

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.

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Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Morag Eddyshaw


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Always a pleasant descent to the reserve


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About 30 people out today


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Following the Wales Coast Path out to the Point


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Met some Marsh Ponies on the way


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Time for a Tea stop


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A Dragonfly was warming itself in the sunshine


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The path enters the forest


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These trees were planted to consolidate the shifting sands


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Now this area is a nature reserve with flora and fauna


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Such as this Toadstool


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Over the dunes to the beach


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Can you see the lighthouse?


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There it is!


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Carmarthenshire across the estuary


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Somebody has been doing a beach clean


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The last sea-washed cast iron lighthouse in Britain


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The sands of Cefn Sidan across the water


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Tide was wrong today for a visit to the lighthouse


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Turning the curve near the end of the Estuary
- and the start of the Bristol Channel



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Here the wind sweeps around the curve, carrying sand with it!


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Can get in your eyes on a really windy day


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North Gower beyond Broughton is in sight
but that's for another day!



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Leave only footprints


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A lot of sand dune erosion


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Fine patterns in the sand


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Everybody seems to be enjoying it


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A largely empty beach yet miles of sand


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Re-grouping to head inland


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We've got spread out on the long stretch of sand


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Morag waits for the last of our group before moving on


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A beautiful area to walk


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Soon be through the reserve


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Onto the track that slowly ascends back to the start


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A lovely walk in both coast and country





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