Swansea Ramblers Walk
Wales Air Ambulance
11th May 2013
Leader: Roger Brown
Swansea Ramblers organised a charity walk from Swansea Airport to Blackhills in order to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance. The charity is entirely supported by donations and with no money coming from Welsh Government, it is vital to continue to raise funds to keep the service flying.
We visited the helicopter and met the pilots and medics then walked to the Gower Wildflower Cafe where we had refreshments before walking back to the airport.
Swansea Ramblers offer a range of walks for most abilities.
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If you'd like to try a Swansea walk then do come along and find out what the great outdoors is all about.
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Leader: Roger Brown
Arriving at the Helipad
Collecting boxes at the ready!
One of the volunteers explains about the service
The Australian pilot joined us for the talk
The emergency equipment is pointed out
Setting off on the charity walk
Main road outside the airport
Collecting boxes ready for the tea stop
at the Blackhills Gower Wildflower Cafe
Walking down Blackhills Lane
Into the cafe for coffee, cakes, local produce and to collect donations
Soon we were off again
Onto Hen Parc Lane
Reached Gower Road, Upper Killay
The pond behind Upper Killay Rugby Ground
Hello! Has someone fallen down a hole?
No! You have to go down onto stepping stones
The pond in the woods
Heading for Blackhills Lane
Near the Blackhills Caravan site
Onto Fairwood Common
The airport comes back into view
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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