Swansea Ramblers create new stretch of coast path
The Right of Way footpaths along the north side of Three Cliffs Bay, PM3 and PM4, involve a significant climb up and down the hill.
As part of the All Wales Coastal Footpath project, the land owner, David Beynon, has kindly agreed to the creation of a new footpath at the bottom of this hill to remove the climb and reduce the walking distance.
On 8th February, a large group of 9 Rambler work party members, including 2 new recruits, assisted the council to create this new path.
Work involved bush clearance along the new footpath route, the installation of 2 bridges, each 3 sleeper wide, the materials for which had to be brought down from the top of the hill then carried out.
We also installed several new footpath signposts.
Not only were the council team, leader Steve Parry and wardens Simon and Damien pleased with the work, but the weather was absolutely glorious (again) and the location is considered by many to be the most scenic spot in Britain!
If only all work could be so rewarding!
Footpath Work Party Co-ordinator
Go on contact him! You know you'll enjoy taking part in the vital work we do for Swansea and Gower!
Ordnance Survey map of the path we cleared
Resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Three Cliffs Bay - voted one of the UK's best beaches
Clearing undergrowth to create a brand new path
Alan Bailey almost disappearing into the bracken
A lot of very heavy sleepers to be manhandled down to the streams
Very heavy sleepers !
Nothing we can't handle
But they are heavy !!
Lowering into position
Now for the next one !
Bob puts the finishing touches to the new bridge
And it's ready for use
Well done Bob and Steve !
But don't forget the work of the rest of the team - here we go again
Takes six people to carry these
Bob adds the wire to stop people slipping off into the stream
Meanwhile the path has been cleared
A long stretch of new path
The signpost is in - must be official !
Job well done !!
All photographs Copyright 2012 Zetta Flew & Steve Parry. All rights reserved.