Swansea Ramblers Walk
Briton Ferry Reservoirs
and views of Swansea Bay
6th April 2013
Leader: Lynne Esson
Lynne started off the new summer programme with a cracker of a walk from Briton Ferry which took us up into the forest above Briton Ferry and Baglan. She had twenty two people out to enjoy the sunshine and the views over Swansea Bay. Many new walkers joined us after reading about the walk in the What's On magazine.
We saw ancient deciduous trees which twisted into strange shapes as we headed up into the newer section of forest. We visited the reservoirs then circled around for glorious views over Aberavon, Briton Ferry and Swansea.
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Leader Lynne Esson
Video: Lynne tells us about the walk
Duration 01m 39s
Heading into the forest
Arrived at the first reservoir
Quick stop to see the view
Then we're off again on this dog friendly walk
A bit more uphill walking
Reached the forestry track
Can't be too hard - they're still smiling
Nearly at the next reservoir
Coming out of the forest
Reached Cefn-cwrt Reservoir
Tranquil and beautiful in the sunshine
Waterside tea stop
Then downhill for a while
Back into the forest
But it's uphill again now!
Cedric wishes his dog was a huskie!
Track leads us up to the viewpoints
Passing this strange yellow flower
Which we're told is Coltsfoot!
Lynne, Cedric & dog carry on while others examine the flowers
There's Cefn-cwrt Reservoir below
Have we really climbed up this high!
In the distance is Swansea and the DVLA on the horizon
Easy going now in the sunshine
Spread out a bit
Views towards Port Talbot
... and the M4 Briton Ferry flyover
... Dominates the view
Time for a catch up and tea stop
River Neath below
Views over Briton Ferry and Swansea
Then the last leg goes through an enchanted woodland
... well! It looked enchanted to us!
Spring sunshine through the trees
Have to go back for the bluebells
That sun lasted all day
Back to the start
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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