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Swansea Ramblers Walk



Llanrhidian & Common Wood




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Llanrhidian Village

Walk Distance: 3 miles (2 hours)

Walk Level: Easy/Moderate

Parking: Dolphin Pub Car Park (Ask landlord's permission)

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




Walk Description



Today's walk visits a hidden gem of Gower: An ancient woodland with bluebells in the Spring.

Leave the Dolphin Car Park by the gate to the church.
Turn left on the main church path to the road. On the opposite side is a footpath sign for a path between houses.
At the field head diagonally left to next stile then go diagonally across to the B4295 and turn left along the pavement for a quarter of a mile.
Cross the road near the red post box to ascend what looks like a private drive sign-posted 'Woodlands'.
Just before the house turn left along a track to a gate and information post. The Woodland Trust has been thinning out the trees so observe any warning signs.
Continue in a semi circle along the bluebell lined track through pines. At the T junction you can explore the older woodland to the right.
Retrace your steps to the junction and continue straight on (i.e. the left path as you first came to the T junction).
This returns to the edge of the wood near a gate. Turn right to retrace your steps to the road.
Half the distance back along the pavement there is another footpath sign to the right just off the pavement.
This descends next to a garden and pond into a field that can be a bit muddy.
At the bottom of the field turn left across the bridge and through the kissing gate.
Follow the track past the house onto the single-track Marsh Road. Turn left, watching for traffic.
Follow this lane back into Llanrhidian, taking in the idyllic image of the church as it comes into view.


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/746




Photographs of the Walk


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Llanrhidian Church from the Dolphin Inn car park


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Leave Church by this path and turn right uphill


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A short distance up the hill and on the left is a footpath


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Follow this narrow path to a field


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Go diagonally left to this stile


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Then go diagonally left to the road


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Follow the pavement for about half a mile


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Follow the bend


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At the next bend cross the road before the red post box


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Walk up the drive signposted Woodlands


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Continue up the drive


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Turn left before the house


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Follow the track to a gate


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Go through the gate into Common Wood


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Continue straight on to explore the circular path then retrace route back to the road


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Follow road to a footpath sign you passed on the way to the wood


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Descend the narrow path into a meadow and continue downhill


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At the meadow bottom turn left through a kissing gate and walk behind the stable


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Leave stable field by the gate or stile


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After the gate follow the track to the road and turn left


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Junction with the road where you turn left


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Watch for views of the church then at the village go back to the Dolphin Inn




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




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