Ramblers Cymru Logo Image of Countryside
Swansea Ramblers Logo
at the heart of walking


 

Swansea Ramblers Walk



Swansea Remembrance Day Walk




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Swansea Recreation Ground

Walk Distance: 5 miles ( 3 hours)

Walk Level: Easy

Parking: Swansea Recreation Ground (Charge)

Transport: Traveline - www.traveline.info   - or - Telephone 0871 200 22 33




Walk Description



A Remembrance Day walk along the sea front to SA1, passing monuments to those who fought in past conflicts

From the Recreation Ground Car Park, cross Oystermouth Road at the traffic lights.
Turn left onto the tarmacadam path, heading for Swansea Cenotaph.
On the right is the memorial to Ben, a victim of a different conflict.
Continue to the Cenotaph and take time to pay respects to the fallen.
Further along is the memorial to the Boer War.
Walk the promenade to the Civic Centre.
Check in advance if there is a war exhibition in the foyer.
Otherwise there are a number of books about Swansea during the War in the libray.
Return to the promenade, turn left, then after the green buoy turn left to the Marina.
Turn right by the Meridian High Rise Tower onto the waterside path of the old South Dock.
At Ferrara Quay is a statue of JH Vivian.
The Ferrara Quay marks our new relationship with Italy, former enemies during World War Two.
Cross at the Pump House Bridge and turn right.
Pass by the Mannheim Sculpture that reflects our modern links with Germany.
Turn left into East Burrows Road, stopping at the Dylan Thomas Centre.
Go to the reception desk and see the plaque on the wall in remembrance of the Battle of the Somme.
Cross the Sail Bridge and turn left to the square in Heol y Brenin.
Here there is a more recent memorial to the Merchant Navy.
Continue to the main road into Swansea and turn left towards the City Centre.
Cross the road to the anti-aircraft memorial by the river.
(Extensive road works in 2011/12 may prevent a close visit to the gun).
Re-cross the road and follow the west bank of the River Tawe.
Turn right into Cambrian Place and head for the museum (Royal Institution of South Wales).
Go inside museum and ask to see the World War One bronze.
(Check in advance if it is on display).
An interesting Swansea at War long term exhibition is in a downstairs room
Turn left and follow the path between the Maritime Museum and LC2 (Leisure Centre).
Climb the LC2 amphitheatre steps and follow the high level path to the Civic Centre.
Join the promenade at the Civic Centre to re-trace your steps to the start.


Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide these routes but accept no responsibility for those walking them.

If you would like to go on a walk but would prefer to do so with a group of people then click on our Programme section to see what walks we are leading.

We have walks for varying levels of ability and you get the chance to see the countryside in places you might never go by yourself!






Maps of the Walk






Ordnance Survey map of the route to walk
Resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information






This aerial map is resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)

A 25,000 Ordnance Survey map of the area
can be viewed by clicking on the above 'View Larger Map' option
(applies only if the above is a Bing map, not a Google map )



Peoples Collection link

The route of this walk has been added to The National Museum of Wales' Peoples Collection Web site.
A choice of aerial imagery or historic Ordnance Survey mapping is available.
Click the map to enter their web site (opens in a new browser window)
or copy and paste this link into a new browser window.
http://www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/Trail/750-swansea-remembrance-day-walk




Photographs of the Walk


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 1
Memorial inscription on the Cenotaph


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 2
From the car park, cross Oystermouth Road at the traffic lights


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 3
Visit Ben's memorial


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 4
Ben, a victim of a different conflict


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 5
Continue to the Cenotaph


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 6
Take time to pay respects to the fallen


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 7
Further along is the memorial to the Boer War


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 8
Boer War memorial


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 9
Boer War memorial


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 10
Swansea Jack - A memorial to a dog that saved many lives from drowning


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 11
Walk the promenade to the Civic Centre


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 12
Head for the Civic Centre


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 13
Check in advance if there is a war exhibition in the Civic centre.
If not there will be books about Swansea at war in the Central library within the Civic Centre.
Turn left for the Civic Centre or continue along the promenade



Photograph of Walking Route - Image 14
Head for the library (or foyer if applicable) if you wish to see information about the war


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 15
Foyer Exhibition 2010


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 16
Foyer Exhibition 2010


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 17
Foyer Exhibition 2010


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 18
Foyer Exhibition 2010


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 19
Foyer Exhibition 2010


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 20
Return to the promenade and turn left


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 21
After the green buoy turn left to the Marina


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 22
After the green buoy turn left to the Marina


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 23
Turn left to the Marina


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 24
Turn right onto the waterside path by the tower


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 25
Continue to Ferrara Quay


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 26
Statue to JH Vivian in Ferrara Square, named after an Italian City to forge new relationships with former adversaries


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 27
Cross at the Pump House Bridge and turn right


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 28
Pass by the Mannheim Sculpture, a symbol of friendship between former enemies


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 29
East Burrows Road, stop at the Dylan Thomas Centre


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 30
Battle of the Somme memorial on the wall at the reception desk


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 31
Cross the Sail Bridge


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 32
Turn left to the square in Heol y Brenin


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 33
Memorial to the Merchant Navy


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 34
Memorial to the Merchant Navy


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 35
Memorial to the Merchant Navy


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 36
Continue along to the main road into Swansea


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 37
Turn left towards the City Centre


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 38
Caefully cross the road to the anti-aircraft memorial by the river


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 39
Anti-aircraft memorial


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 40
Re-cross the road and follow the west bank of the River Tawe


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 41
Follow the west bank of the Tawe towards the Sail Bridge


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 42
Continue straight on past the Sail Bridge


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 43
Turn right into Cambrian Place


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 44
Cambrian Place


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 45
Head for the museum (Royal Institution of South Wales)


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 46
Swansea Museum is the Egyptian influenced building on the left


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 47
Go inside museum and ask to see the World War One bronze
(Check in advance if it is on display)
An interesting 'Swansea at War' long term exhibition is in a downstairs room



Photograph of Walking Route - Image 48
Turn left and follow the path between the Maritime Museum and the LC
(Some interesting exhibits from the war period may be on display in the maritime museum but check in advance)



Photograph of Walking Route - Image 49
Continue past LC entrance


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 50
Amphitheatre on left


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 51
Climb the LC amphitheatre steps


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 52
Follow the high level path to the Civic Centre


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 53
Follow the high level path to the Civic Centre


Photograph of Walking Route - Image 54
Join the promenade at the Civic Centre to re-trace your steps to the start




More information about walking in Wales is available at:    www.ramblers.org.uk/wales

Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide this route but accept no responsibility for those walking it

All photographs Copyright 2012 Andrew Morgan. All rights reserved




Swansea Ramblers hope you enjoy doing this walk.

Over time things can change on the walk

- for example - path diversions, new gates instead of stiles or maybe the path has become blocked.

If you do find anything different on the way then let us know:

1. Which walk you have been on.

2. The type and location of the change or the problem you have experienced.


Of course you may just like to tell us that you have done the walk and whether you enjoyed it.

Use the link below to email us about your walk.

We'll look forward to hearing from you.



If the email link is not displayed above or is not supported by your email setup, manually type in our email address
address


Our use of Cookies    Back to top    Our Privacy Policy


Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional