Swansea Ramblers Walk
Part of the Mumbles Way
A Figure of Eight Walk
28th November 2020
Leader: Christine Rees
Christine led us on a Figure of Eight walk which meant people could come along just for the morning walk or meet us lunchtime just to do the afternoon walk. Many stayed to do both walks to enjoy a longer day out.
We followed the promenade from West Cross to Blackpill then went into Clyne Gardens. From there we picked up the Mumbles Way to West Cross and stopped near the West Cross Inn for our packed lunch.
Here some walkers left us, having enjoyed a short morning walk while others joined us for the afternoon section. We headed west along the promenade to Castle Acre Wood where we ascended to Oystermouth Castle for a short break before following the Mumbles Way into Oystermouth Cemetery and Underhill Park.
After another short break for coffee, we made our way to the Mumbles Ridgeway wildlife corridor, stopping on the way at the plaque for Alcock and Brown, (who were the first to fly the Atlantic). We then joined the path on Mumbles Hill for suberb views across Swansea Bay before descending to the promenade for the return journey.  This was another lovely walk to enjoy with the group.
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.
Leader: Christine Rees
Starting along the promenade, eastward from West Cross
Into Clyne Gardens
Quick stop at the top for tea and the view over Swansea Bay
Mumbles Way follows the Japanese Bridge
The cascade by the bridge
Into West Cross and the remains of the old Drover's Road
The afternoon walk began westward along the promenade
The into Castle Acre and the woodland
The woodland ascent to the castle
And a quick stop near Oystermouth Castle
At Overland Road you wouldn't expect a plaque to world-famous people
But here once lived Arthur Whitten Brown of Alcock and Brown trans-Atlantic flight fame
Onto Mumbles Hill for the view compared to the Bay of Naples!
From here it was down to the promenade for the return journey
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2020
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