Swansea Ramblers Walk
3rd July 2010
Leader: John Ashley
John led a walk from Rhossili Church that ascended Rhossili Down for great views over the Bay and of Worm's Head. We descended to Hillend and walked onto Rhossili Beach. Heading north, we had lunch on the rocks near Burry Holms before climbing to the cliff path east to Broughton. We crossed the burrows to return to the beach which we followed all the way to the village of Rhossili.
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Leader: John Ashley
John welcomes everyone at the start of the walk
Starting the climb up Rhossili Down
Still some way to go to the top!
At least the views make the effort worth it
Well ... The paraglider could have given us a lift up!
Great views of Worm's Head as we head for the top
Almost at the top - There's the trig point!!
Heading off for the WWII radar station for a welcome coffee stop
Not far now to the coffee stop
Great views of the Worm from the old radar station
Start the descent to Hillend with views of Burry Holms
Views over the Loughor Estuary to Carmarthenshire
Nearly at the end of the descent at Hillend
About the join the crowds on the beach at Hillend
Turn right and the lunch stop near Burry Holms is straight ahead
Almost at Burry Holms
Worms Head continues to dominate the views from the beach
Lunch opposite Burry Holms
Climbing up from the beach to walk round to Broughton
Peter leading a group round to Broughton
John tells us about points of interest
The bracken needs some clearing here!
Queuing to cross the stile near Broughton Caravan Park
Returning to Hillend through the dune system
The dune system is an interesting area many visitors never see!
The beach is very busy as we head back for Rhossili
The backmarkers making sure nobody gets lost!
Paragliders (top left) enjoying the steady breeze as we approach Rhossili
Paragliding above Rhossili
The pilot appears to have taken his bed flying!
Arriving at the wreck of the Helvetia
John telling us about the Helvetia and the "Dollar ship" wrecked on the beach
Everyone listens intently to stories of gold washed up on the beach!
Starting the climb back to the car park
Still some way to go!
The path was busy with other people using the beach
A final view of Rhossili Bay
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Andrew Morgan 2010
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