Swansea Ramblers Walk
9th March 2013
Leader: Roger Davies
We had a great walk around Dunvant and Three Crosses. A Swansea Walk brings unexpected views and there's a lot to see when you explore the footpaths of Swansea and Gower. Of course once you get off the tarmacadam pavements you must expect a little mud, especially in winter! Swansea Council's Countryside Access Team had been busy in Dunvant transforming a muddy path into a well surfaced route so we avoided getting our boots dirty for the first mile!
We had a walk along part of the Gower Way and visited the new community woodland in Three Crosses. Once again we were joined by new members who really enjoyed exploring new areas of Gower on foot.
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Leader Roger Davies
Crossing Dunvant Green
Much improved path
A Gower Way Stone marks the start of some proper mud!
Hope the council are going to surface this one as well!!
This is part of the long distance Gower Way which we helped to set up
The 'hill' on the left is part of the Killan Mine Spoil tip!
Nearly out of the woods
Re-grouping out of the woodland
Views open up
Someone was pleased to see us!
Wondered who these people were
... and came to say hello to us
and we said hello to her
No! You can't come on the walk with us!
So we continued on our way
Until we spotted some horses
And Andrew diverted their attention..
... while the others made their way across
and headed towards the edge of the golf course
through mud churned up by the horses
Glad to get out of that muddy field
Catkins coming out
Reached Three Crosses
Stopped for lunch in the community woodland
Then its off again across Fairwood Common
Which was wet and muddy!
Now will she get across with dry feet?
Wet but better under foot
Can see the path now
and its dry underfoot again
Into the woods
Skirting the edge of Priors Meadow
Lovely old oak trees
with lots of lichen
Nearly back now
Ty Gwyn marks where we join the road
Across the stream and onto the road
Then back into Dunvant and the pub!
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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