Swansea Ramblers Walk
A Ramblers affiliated Gower Society Walk
12th March 2011
Leader: Ceri Loughor
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Leader Ceri Loughor
Climbing the lane alongside the Fox & Hounds
Leaving St Brides
Gates & stiles to negotiate
Ceri checks everyone's still here
A lot of us out today
Steep stone stiles to cross
Ceri's spotted the Snowdrops
Good spring show of flowers
Nice to see winter being left behind
Peter crosses yet another stile
Coed y Bwl Nature Reserve
A magnificent display of daffodils
Ceri leads us through the reserve
Wonderful spring walk
Lots of daffodils to see
We don't mind climbing to see them
... or going back downhill afterwards
Ancient bridge across the River Alun
Time for a tea stop here
Crossing the top of Old Castle Down
Ceri points out the view before heading to Ogmore Down
On Ogmore Down
Peter checks we're going the right way
Lambs at Southerndown
Heading for Dunraven Bay
Ceri points out Dunraven and the site of the old mansion
People below us enjoying the beach
Descending to Dunraven Bay
... which means a climb back up the other side!
... A steep climb!
Rock formations on the Heritage Coast
Still more up!!
... but worth it for the view
Wouldn't want to be a mouse below him!
Walked through the spring garden at Trwyn y Witch
Heritage coast looking east
Into the garden of the vanished Dunraven Mansion and the summer house/Ice house
Inside the ice house
Visiting the summer house built over the ice house
Inside the summer house
Into the secret garden?
There's the ice house again
We left Dunraven on one of the many permissive paths in the Vale
Heading away from the coast
The gate house is where we join another permissive path
... and head up into more farmland
Gloucester Old spot?
Inside the ice house
Permissive path towards Pool Farm
Back onto the right of way and its started to rain!
So into Pool Farm tea rooms for delicious cakes and coffee!!
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2011
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