September

 

 

Sunday 1st September

Cwm Irfon

Leader: Tim Gronow

10 miles

Tel: 07710-231630

Moderate/Strenuous

Description: A forest and farmland walk around Irfon Valley, near Llanwrtyd Wells.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

9.00 a.m.

Cross Hands: Heol Parc Mawr (near Leekes car park)

 

 

GR:

SN

568 128

10.00 a.m.

Llanwrtyd Church LD5 4AD

GR:

SN

863 478

 

 

Wednesday 4th September

Rhossili Circular

Leader: Breda Regan

8 miles

Tel: 01792-686317

Moderate

Description: From Rhossili church over Rhossili Down to Hillend.  Then along the beach to Blue pool and Broughton returning along the bottom of Rhossili Down

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

10.00 a.m.

Rhossili Church Car Park (honesty box)

GR:

SS

417 881

 

 

Saturday 7th September

Cribarth

Leader: Roger Brown

6 miles

Tel: 07977-144074

Moderate 

Description: From the fountain in Craig-y-Nos Castle, we’ll head northwards then enter Craig-y-Nos Country Park.  We’ll head down the valley then up to Cribarth, returning via a steep descent to car park.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

9.45 a.m.

Between Guildhall and Victoria Park

GR:

SS

643 923

11.00 a.m.

Craig-y-Nos: Country Park Car Park (charge)

GR:

SN

840 155

 

 

Sunday 8th September

Afan Valley

Joint with Gower Society

Leader: Bob Denley

11 miles

Tel: 01792-371248 (Mob: 07766-554480)

Strenuous

Description: Over hills and through woods north of Bryn including Afan Argoed and the beautiful Cwm Afan.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

9:00 a.m.

Between Guildhall and Victoria Park.

GR:

SS

643 923

9:45 a.m.

Pontrhydyfen: Rhyslyn Picnic Area Car Park.

GR:

SS

800 942

 

 

Tuesday 10th September

A Summer Evening Walk:

Three Crosses

Leader: Sue Lyle

2.5 miles

Tel: 07817-656623

Easy

Description: Note the earlier start time. With the evenings drawing in, we’ll have a short walk in the Three crosses area. We begin at the Joiners Pub then cross over the road to the footpath that runs down into Pen-y-Wern Woods.  We’ll walk alongside the golf course before turning left and up beside the river. We turn right onto Cefnstyle Road for a short distance before turning right to come back through fields to the golf course and the starting point. Afterwards we’ll go for refreshments at the Poundffald.  Sunset is at 7.40 p.m.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

6.30 p.m.

Three Crosses: Joiners Road: Joiners Pub Car Park or nearby on-street parking

GR:

SS

570 944

 

Wednesday 11th September

Path Maintenance Work Party

Co-ordinator: Steve Robson

Tel: 07758-468212

Description: On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, We assist the City & County of Swansea to maintain footpaths by pruning & strimming vegetation, or doing work such as stile repairs and bridge building. All members are welcome to help, so if you are free today to assist us, please contact Steve to find out more information.

 

Wednesday 11th September

Pennard Circular

Leader: Colin Warlow

6 miles

Tel: 07856-233312

Moderate

Description:  Walk around the Golf course to Pennard Castle, then via the cliff top path to Pwlldu for lunch. Return to cars via Southgate car park. On this occasion, we won't be walking around Pwlldu Head.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

10.00 a.m.

Pennard: Golf Club car park

GR:

SS

549 881

 

 

Saturday 14th September

Cwmcerdinen in Cwm Dulais (north of Felindre)

Leader: Linda Williams

6 miles

Tel: 07875-751352

Moderate

Description: Gail is unable to lead her walk so Linda has kindly agreed to lead it for her. 

A bit more testing than the usual Saturday walks but worth it for the views all round. We walk on moorland and up Twyn Tyle (we may see a Red Kite) then up the byway from the new flood defences.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

10.15 a.m.

Felindre: Park & Ride: Just off the M4 J46. Please SHARE cars as there is limited parking at the start of the walk

 

 

GR:

SN

643 001

11.00 a.m.

Cwmcerdinen: Beside track up on right just before Glan-yr-Afon House

Directions: M4 J46 onto B4489 past Park & Ride. Continue through Felindre. Right fork and almost immediately, left fork signed Garnswllt. Steep uphill on narrow lane on Mynydd Pysgodlyn, steeply downhill then carefully park on right

 

 

GR:

SN

637 062

 

 

Sunday 15th September

Mynydd Myddfai:

Through the Neolithic

to the Mermaid’s Pool

Leader: John France

11 miles

Tel: 01792-547439 or 0771-9829106

Strenuous

Description: A walk through an ancient landscape to the source of the River Usk then on to Mermaid Pool. This will be a walk with splendid views!  Please note that the weather can change suddenly, so equip yourself accordingly BUT If weather is inclement in the morning, check with the leader before travelling. Rough going.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

8.45 a.m.

Between Guildhall and Victoria Park

GR:

SS

643 923

10.00 a.m.

Pont-ar-Wysg Car Park

Directions: A4067 northwards up the Swansea Valley. About a mile above Dan-yr-Ogof Caves, take a left turn signed Trecastle. This road is scenic and narrow, ascending across moorland then descending through forest onto farmland. At a T-junction, turn left, signed Llanddeusant. After about 3 miles, pass through a wooded area. Just before a cattle grid, bridge and moorland, turn left into Pont-ar-Wysg Car Park.

 

 

GR:

SN

820 271

 

 

Monday 16th September

Margam Park Pulpit Walk

One of a Series of Easier Walks with Friends

Leader: Richard Coombs

3 miles

Tel: 07422-534365

Easy/Moderate

Estimated finish time: 12.30 p.m.

Description:  We will enter the side of Margam Park and skirt around an old hill fort before climbing up to the pulpit where there should be good panoramic views.  We will descend to return along the foot of the hill.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

10.00 a.m.

Margam Park: Fishing Lake Car Park.

Directions: Leave M4 at Junction 38 then take first left after roundabout signposted Margam Stones Museum.  Take second left at right hand bend onto road to lake parking area. Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BStLh8roaPx

 

 

GR:

SS

802 864

 

 

Wednesday 18th September

Foel Fynyddau

Leader: Richard Coombs

6 miles

Tel:  07422-534365

Moderate

Description:  A walk from Pontrhydyfen, with a bit of a climb which we’ll take at a nice, easy pace. Great views from the top. Return via Cwmavon.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

10.00 a.m.

Pontrhydyfen: Rhyslyn Car Park

Directions: M4: Jct. 40: Take A4107 then turn left on B4287. Car park is signposted from viaduct.

 

 

GR:

SS

800 942

 

 

Saturday 21st September

Pub Lunch Walk

Leader: Bob Denley

3 miles

Tel: 01792-371248

Easy

Description: A 15 minute slow climb over rough ground to the top of Cefn Bryn and then a gentle walk round taking in Arthur’s Stone and fine views.  Join us after for a wide variety of food in the King Arthur.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

11.00 a.m.

Reynoldston: On road by King Arthur Hotel

 

 

GR:

SS

482 899

 

 

Sunday 22nd September

N.B. Two Walks today

Port Eynon

Joint with Gower Society

Leader: Bob Denley

11 miles

Tel: 01792-371248 (Mob: 07766-554480)

Strenuous

Description: A circular walk including the rocky coast, Gower hinterland and a path recovered by the work party!  (A moderate walk marked strenuous due to the length.)

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

9:45 a.m.

Port Eynon: Just east of the Ship Inn

GR:

SS

468 853

 

 

Sunday 22nd September

N.B. Two Walks today

Abertillery: ‘The Guardian’:

(The Six Bells Miners’ Memorial) 

Leader: Gail Allen

7.5 miles

Tel: 01792-469232

Moderate

Description: We’ll start at the 12 metre high, commemorative steel statue of a miner, called ‘Guardian’. There will be one steep ascent (which is the only part of the walk that borders on ‘strenuous’) but we’ll take our time climbing it until we reach the moorland ridge for extensive views. We’ll then descend via St Illtyd’s Church, (the historic and oldest church in the county).

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

  9.00 a.m.

Between Guildhall and Victoria Park

GR:

SS

643 923

10.30 a.m.

Abertillery: NP13 2NJ: Chapel Road: Car Park beside chapel Google Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/jAt2cuu2J6P2

Directions: Head east on A465 past Merthyr to Brynmawr Roundabout.  Turn south on A467 through Brynmawr and continue on A467 (ignoring the turning for Abertillery), go left at the sign for Six Bells with brown sign for ‘Guardian’ (just after a bus stop opposite a few houses).  Continue downhill & turn right into Chapel Road.

 

 

GR:

SO

221 030

 

 

 

On Sunday, 22nd September, Swansea Ramblers will have a choice of two walks for members to enjoy:

 

1. A 7.5 mile walk at Abertillery with a visit to the Guardian Miners’ Memorial to the Six Bells Colliery disaster then wonderful views on the access land high above the town.

 

2. An 11 mile superb coastal and inland walk in Gower, the 1st Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain. Bob will lead us along the Gower Coast with its spectacular cliffs and show us an inland path cleared by our work party for the benefit of locals and tourists.

 

 

Monday 23rd September

Social Event:

Skittles Evening

Organiser: Joanna Craddock

 

Tel: 01269-851005

 

Date Bookings Open:

12th August 2019

Date Bookings Close:

20th September 2019

Description: After the success of last year’s skittle match, we will again be visiting Neath Working Men’s Club to use their skittles alley.  Cost will be £2 per person. Full details will be available when bookings open (see below).

Google Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4Wp5SA3dBLU2

Meet:

Meeting Place:

SA11 3HA

7.00 p.m.

Neath: Wind St: Working Men’s Club:

GR:

SS

754 977

 

 

Thursday 26th September

Sinc Giedd

Leader: Nigel Hall

11 miles

Tel: 01792-232815 or 07511-637788

Strenuous

Description: Take the Beacons Way below the Carmarthen Fans to Llyn y Fan Fawr. Then a steep climb up to Bwlch Giedd to follow the stream to the point it disappears underground.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

 9.30 a.m.

Llansamlet:  Go Outdoors SA7 9DE

GR:

SS

682 974

10.30 a.m.

North of Craig y Nos: Lay-by near Gwyn Arms: SA9 1GP

GR:

SN

846 165

 

 

Saturday 28th September

Burry Green Circular

Note: Change of meeting place and time

Leader: Pam & Les Lewis

4 miles

Tel: 01792-851101

Easy 

Description: We will all meet at the Llanrhidian Holiday Park in order to share cars to the beginning of the walk.  This is because of the limited parking at the start point. On the day, Pam and Les will give us directions to the start.  We will have a lovely circular walk with spectacular views over the salt marsh toward Burry Port. We’ll ascend over Ryer’s Down then down to Burry Pill before going south of Burry Green and along some lanes past Fairy Hill. We will then cross fields to Kennixston Farm.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

10.30 a.m.

Llanrhidian Holiday Park: ‘Extra Car Park’ (As you drive in, turn right at the junction signposted ‘Extra car park’.  DON’T turn left to the Purple Badger Building and DON’T use the parking straight ahead).

 

 

GR:

SS

508 932

 

 

 

 

Sunday 29th September

Rhossili Circular

Joint with Gower Society

Leader: Mark Wolle

11 miles

Ascent: 1969ft (600m)

Tel: 07557-478789

  Strenuous

Description: This 17.5km walk will skirt the Downs and cross fields to Hardings Down. We’ll continue to the Bulwark and down to Cwm Ivy. Our return will be via the dunes to Broughton and on to Rhossili Down.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

9.30 a.m.

Rhossili: National Trust Car Park: SA3 1PP  (Charge, National Trust members free with card) Lat/Lon: 51.568, -4.289

GR:

SS

414 880

 

 

ADVANCE

NOTICE

Walking weekend

IRONBRIDGE

11th to 13th October 2019  

Organiser: Karen Gibbs

Tel: 07748-349264

Description:  Following on from the success of our previous weekends away, Swansea Ramblers has arranged another weekend of walking and socialising.  Once more a very enjoyable weekend is expected, this time in the lovely Shropshire countryside,

 

We’ll stay at BEST WESTERN Valley Hotel, a beautiful refurbished Georgian listed Building set in its own spacious grounds. Situated in the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, in the stunning Severn Gorge. The Hotel Garden adjoins the European award winning parkland that sweeps down to the bank of the River Severn.

 

Cancellations may occur so if you have not been able to book a place please let the organiser know you are interested so you can be placed on the reserve list.