Swansea Ramblers Walk
The Big Welsh Walk
Kilvey Hill on new Rights of Way
4th May 2013
Leader: Richard Beale
Swansea Ramblers Big Welsh Walk Festival began with a stroll from Swansea Civic Centre on the coast and went through the Marina before climbing onto Kilvey.
New Rights of Way created by the council's Countryside Access Department mean legal recognition and protection has been given to some of the paths which the public have walked for centuries.
Richard took us along a few of these newly registered paths and we were able to enjoy fine views over Swansea Bay on a fine mountainside in the centre of Swansea.
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Leader: Richard Beale
Leaving Swansea Civic Centre along the promenade
Maritime object on the promenade
The promenade forms part of the Wales Coast Path
Weather started a bit dull but the sun cme out later
Sundial didn't have enough sun to tell us the time
Ellie Simmond's Gold Olympic Post Box
Marina Statue to a Victorian Benefactor
Marina Pump House
Crossing the swing bridge
Approaching the Tawe Sailbridge
Crossing into SA1
Historic "J" Shed ahead
Traffic (bicycle) calming measures
Richard explains about SA1
North of Fabian Way is the start of an ancient lane
that goes right over Kilvey
Ascending Morris Lane
Left Morris Lane and half way up Kilvey the views are wonderful
John looks out to see with his binoculars
Cranes in the docks
Expansive views looking east
... and looking west
Climbing to the higher path
Richard explains about the area
Reached the top of the hill and the panorama is magificent!!
Time for a tea break
Looking up the Swansea Valley
Starting the descent
New steps put in on the Right of Way
An ancient lane descends the hill
Back down to the Marina
Over the Sailbridge
And back to the Civic Centre
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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