August

 

 

Advance Notice

Monday 23rd September

Social Event

Skittles Evening

Organiser: Joanna Craddock

 

Tel: 01269-851005

 

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.  Full details will be available when bookings open (see below).

Date Bookings Open:

12th August 2019

Date Bookings Close:

20th September 2019

 

 

 

Thursday 22nd August

A Summer Evening Walk:

Penclawdd & Burry Inlet

Leader: Alison Broady & Myra Lewis

4 miles

Tel: 07926-285806 (AB) or 01792-429804 (ML)

Moderate

Description: Evening walk in fields above Penclawdd with stunning views along the Burry Estuary.  We’ll drop down into Crofty and walk back along the seafront as dusk falls.  Afterwards we will go for refreshments at the Royal Oak pub.  Sunset is at 8.24 p.m.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

7.00 p.m.

Penclawdd: Seafront Car Park (free)

 

 

GR:

SS

545 959

 

 

Saturday 24th August

Bishopston Valley Stroll

Leader: John France

4 miles

Tel: 01792-547439 or 07719-829106

Easy

Description: We’ll walk down the historic Bishopston Valley until we emerge at the magnificent coastline of South Gower then we’ll follow the coast path to Pwll Du.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

11.00 a.m.

Bishopston: Pyle Corner

GR:

SS

581 882

 

 

Tuesday 27th August

A Summer Evening Walk:

Llanrhidian

Leader: Peter Jones

3 miles

Tel: 07840-542048

Easy/Moderate

Description: An evening stroll in North Gower where the sunsets can be beautiful.  Before that we’ll have a short stroll to Leeson then return to Llanrhidian on a different path, maybe spotting Alpacas on the way.  The Dolphin Inn may have reopened and if so, we’ll go there for refreshments after the walk.  Sunset is at 8.13 p.m.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

7.00 p.m.

Llanrhidian: Pub car park

 

See frequent meeting points

GR:

SS

497 923

 

 

Thursday 29th August

N.B  Change of Date

Amroth & Saundersfoot

Leader: Colin Warlow

6 miles

Tel: 07856-233312

Moderate

Description: Walk from Amroth to Saundersfoot attacking the chippie from the other side. Walk back to Amroth.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

9.30 a.m.

Cross Hands:  B&M car park.  SA14 6SY

GPS: 51.798  -4.086

GR:

SN

563 131

Directions: 2nd exit off Cross Hands roundabout, then 1st right by fish & chip shop.

10.15 a.m.

Amroth: Main Car Park, Brookside Villas

 

GPS:  51.732  -4.662

GR:

SN

163 071

 

 

Saturday 31st August

N.B. walk & social today

Part of Mumbles Way

Leader: Christine Rees

6 miles

Tel: 01792-403547

Easy /Moderate

Description: A circular, undulating walk through the hinterland of Swansea Bay from Blackpill to Mumbles, connecting green spaces and encountering places of historical interest, returning along the promenade. Once back to the start we’ll pick up our picnic gear and head into Clyne for a social.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

11.00 a.m.

Blackpill: Woodman Car Park

Transport/Parking: Buses 2/2a/2b/2c/3/3a from Quadrant bus station to Blackpill Lido. Car parking available in Woodman Car Park, free parking on left, Woodman Pay and Display on right (refundable when making a purchase at the bar) or car park near cycle path (fee payable).

 

 

GR:

SS

618 905

 

 

Saturday 31st August

N.B. walk & social today

Social Event:

Picnic in Clyne Gardens

Leader: Christine Rees

 

Tel: 01792-403547

 

Description: If the weather is nice to us then we’ll have a picnic in the park after today’s walk.  If you can’t make the walk then come along for the social to celebrate another successful season of summer walking.  Don’t forget to put your rugs and your picnic food in your car ready to collect after the walk. (If you come by bus for the walk then we’ll store your picnic in our cars).

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

3.00 p.m.

Blackpill: Woodman Car Park

GR:

SS

618 905

 

 

A walk along the Mumbles Way takes place on 31st August

 

 

September

 

 

 

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

 

 

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: Gail Allen

6 miles

Tel: 01792-4692332

Moderate

Description: 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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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.