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Swansea Ramblers Walk



River Tawe and Enterprise Zone




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Fendrod Lakeside Car Park

Walk Distance: 1, 2 & 5 miles (45 minutes/1 hour/ 3 hours)

Walk Level: Easy

Parking: Fendrod Lakeside Car Park

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




Walk Description



Head north from the lakeside car park in Valley Way and turn right into a tree-lined path.
Turn right after crossing the bridge then bear right to follow the lakeside back to Valley Way.
Turn right for one hundred yards.
(A path then goes right if you just want a one mile walk).
The longer walks cross the road and turn back towards the Thomas Watkins shop.
Pass by the boulders onto grassland and follow the path into woodland which runs parallel with the Tawe.
The two mile walk turns right at the next junction and returns to the car park.
The five mile walk goes left then before the bridge turn right onto the cycle path.
Pass another weir and continue to the A48 subway.
Follow the path, go under a bridge and continue some way and until a tarmacadam path descends right and narrows.
(If you reach the M4 Bridge you've gone too far!).
Go straight on; pass through barriers and cross Millstream Way, bearing right for the tarmacadam path.
Go left to cross the Pericles Close and rejoin the path.
Bear right to cross Camffwrd Way and follow path to Clarion Close.
Go straight across and eventually emerge onto the A48 roundabout.
Turn left and cross to Valley Way.
At the next roundabout turn left into the busy Fendrod Way.
Cross with care at the crossing point and bear right into woodland that leads back to the first bridge you crossed.
Retrace your steps back to the car park.


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/661




Photographs of the Walk


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Head north from the car park and follow the tree lined path


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Leave the main road to enter the tree lined path


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Turn right after the bridge


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Turn right after the bridge


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Keep right on the lakeside path


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Follow the lakeside to the weir


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Turn right on the pavement for a hundred yards


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The longer walks cross the road


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The one mile walk turns right to follow the lakeside to the car park


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After crossing the road go past the Thomas Watkins Brewery shop


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Brewery shop on right


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Follow grassy path to the far end of the open grassland


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Path can get a little muddy


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Path follows the River Tawe but undergrowth hides the water


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Path goes behind Alberto Culver


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View opens out


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See if you can spot this date


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The two mile walk turns right and goes directly opposite the car park


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The five mile walk follows the riverside Cycle Path 43


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After a little while you can scramble down to the weir


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The cycle path goes under the A48


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Follow the cycle path for about a mile


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Path is close to the river for a while


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Watch for the tarmacadam turning right


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If you reach the railway and M4 bridges then you've gone too far


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Remember these panoramas have some distortion - These are straight roads!


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There will be a few roads to cross


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This can be a busy road


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Colourful flowers line the paths at different times of the year


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Remember these panoramas have some distortion - These are straight roads!


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Now approaching a VERY busy A48 roundabout !


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Turn left and cross A48 to the Dry cleaners (opposite Maplins)


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Follow Valley Way and turn left into Fendrod Way


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Cross Fendrod Way at the crossing point and go right - into woodland


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Eventually turn right over the bridge you used at the start


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Turn left for the car park




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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