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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Garngoch Battle Memorial

10th October 2020

Leader: Peter Jones




Peter led us from Gowerton through lesser-walked farmland between Waunarlwydd and Garngoch.  At Garngoch Common we visited the Memorial to the 1136 Welsh victory over the Normans when the land ran red with blood.  This may be why 'Goch' = 'red' appears in the name of Garngoch.

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: Peter Jones


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Setting off from Gowerton


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Crossing the River Llan on its way
via Penllergare to the Loughor Estuary



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Farmland between Gowerton, Waunarlwydd and Garngoch


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A deep ditch to cross but the council have promised to sort it out


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Onto Garngoch Common


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Approaching the Memorial Stone


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Lunch by the stone


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Descending into farmland overlooking the Alcoa site


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Day's car Centre behind us


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Some cows in the way


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Which moved for us to pass


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On the way back through farmland


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Crossing the River Llan once more





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