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New Year's Day Walk at Rhossili

1st January 2013

Leader: Ian Smith




Ian Smith led our New Year Day Walk from Rhossili and this Swansea Ramblers walk formed part of the Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks.

This was the first sunny day we'd seen for ages so it was good to get out and go walking in the country without a threat of rain.  There was a lot of mud inland as we took the green lanes and fields to head to Overton but it was better underfoot as we returned along the Wales Coast Path over the magnificent limestone cliffs of South Gower.

Everyone enjoyed the socialising and the healthy exercise in the fresh air.



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Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Ian Smith


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Worm's Head looks magnificent in the morning sunshine


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It's not that cold!!


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Ian tells us about the walk we're going to do


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A pony watches on and hopes we've got an apple


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Twenty-eight people came out on our popular New Year's Day Walk


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Well yes it was a bit chilly at first


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Worm's Head still in the background


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Shame to walk away from the Worm


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Especially with the sea spray washing high up the side of the Head


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Peter's birthday today


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A herd of black sheep


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These are lovely old lanes leading to Middleton


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Onto the main road at Middleton


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Soon off the road and walking near Mewslade


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Rhossili Down in the distance. Not going up there today


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Lots of mud about


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Above Port Eynon and Overton


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Heading back along the limestone cliffs


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On the Wales Coast Path


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Worm's Head again


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It's further away than you think


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But we won't be going out there today


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Just us and the sheep to enjoy the New Year's Day


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Getting nearer


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Magnificent Views


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Can't be much further to the pub?


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We're on the right track


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Wonderful view of Rhossili Bay


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Sunset over Worm's Head





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Ordnance Survey map of the area
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2013
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