Swansea Ramblers Walk
The other side of the water
31st March 2013
Leader: Zetta Flew
Zetta took us on another of her magical walks on the northern side of the Loughor Estuary. From the hillside above Pembrey you can see North Gower and Worm's Head in one direction then from the other, Kidwelly Castle and Caldy Island.
Easter Sunday and the clocks going forward didn't deter 23 people from enjoying a varied walk along coast path, fields, woodland and the chance to learn about Court Farmhouse. Lunch had a glorious view of Gower in that all too rare warm sunshine.
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Leader: Zetta Flew
Heading for the coast
Extensive views from the coast path
But Zetta shows us where we turn back inland
Heading for the church
Waiting on the railway bridge
Napoleon's Niece was buried here
Spring at last?
The first of a few climbs
But worth it for the views
which were wonderful
Then a bit more up
Through a rickety gate
and over an even more rickety stile
Then down and up a bit more
But with these glorious views
Narrow Carmarthenshire stiles slow us down
Into a magical wood of old oak trees
(and the promise of Bluebells later in the year)
Strange shapes on the old trees
But a well walked path leads us on
Tea stop overlooking Kidwelly
and Zetta gives everyone an Easter Egg
Zetta points out Caldey Island
Then Worm's Head
Nearly at lunch stop
Council has vastly improved this path
and our thanks go to them for a job well done
Worm's Head comes back into view for lunch
North Gower coastline
Stunning scenery for a lunch stop
But the cows wanted to share our food
Really sunny and mild compared to the day before and the following day!
Still needed our coats though
Setting off for Mumbles Hill
(Which is not in Mumbles!)
So a bit more climbing but with views behind us
Still fine views from here
Worm's Head and Burry Holms
Heading for Court Farm again
...Where we climb the other path
Last climb of the day
Down to the new boardwalk
Last few hundred yards
And we're back at the start
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Andrew Morgan & Christine Rimmer 2013
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