Swansea Ramblers Walk
Penmaen Circular with Coventry Ramblers
4th July 2010
Leader: Lynne Lock and Zetta Flew
Coventry Ramblers had a weekend group visit to Gower. Swansea Ramblers led them on a walk through Green Cwm and over to Cil Ifor Hillfort where it was very windy. As we descended, the rain began. We crossed the usually wet but today very dry marshy area below Cefn Bryn. Reaching the ridgeway of Cefn Bryn, we battled the wind and rain. Visibility was very poor so Coventry Ramblers missed out on the great views from here. The rain had stopped by the time we finished!
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Leaders: Lynne Lock and Zetta Flew
Setting off from behind Penmaen Church
He didn't like the look of us
Ascending the north side of Cefn Bryn
Entering the woodlands
Descending the forestry track
Enjoying better weather than the other group on Pen y Fan !
Lynne leading the way
Professor John France tells us some of the history of Green Cwm
Passing an old lime kiln
Worth stopping to look at the kiln
Large pit in middle of kiln
Back on our journey along part of the Gower Way
Long grass in fields
Nice to get out of the woodland for a while
Reached Cilibion but so have dozens of cyclists doing the Gower Bike ride
John tells us a bit about the history of Cil Ifor hill fort
Very windy up here on the hill fort - what's it like on Pen y Fan!
Enjoying the (misty) views across the Loughor Estuary
Lynne having a bad hair day
Descending off Cil Ifor
Llanrhidian Marsh and Whitford in distance
Llanrhidian Village below us has a horse show in progress
Preparing for the rain we could see coming up the estuary
Lynne back marking while Zetta leads
Descending Cil Ifor on the Permissive Path
Steep way down!
Along the road for a little as the rain starts
Out onto Cefn Bryn bog
Very dry underfoot but we're getting wet in the rain
Cil Ifor is behind us in the distance
Rough terrain slows us down
Climbing up to the ridge
Back on the Gower Way by one of its numbered stones
Wet and windy on the ridge
What must it be like for the Pen y Fan walkers!!
More bad hair days as we struggle against the elements
Mist back again - They've come all the way from Coventry and no views!
Visiting the Gower Way stone unveiled by HRH Prince Charles
Coming down off Cefn Bryn
Three Cliffs Bay has been voted one of the best beaches in the world
Not far to the cars
We're back in Penmaen - and not too wet!
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Andrew Morgan 2010
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