Swansea Ramblers Walk
Christmas Dinner at Reynoldston
1st December 2013
Leader: Peter Jones
A cold but dry day in December saw Swansea Ramblers out on a Gower Walk from The King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston. We have walked from here for the last few years because we know that The King Arthur will yet again do us a wonderful Christmas dinner in the fantastic Avalon Suite. We had 74 bookings for the meal and 32 of those came on the pre-meal walk.
Everyone enjoyed the walk and the meal but of course there was the socialising that makes it a Christmas party to remember.
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Leader: Peter Jones
Our start and finish point
King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston
for our annual Christmas Dinner after a walk
But first we've got to walk to earn our dinner!
A bit cold but it's dry
Rhossili Down in the distance
74 people booked for a meal
... and 32 people fancied the walk beforehand
Over the stile into a hidden grotto
No sign of Santa though!
Peter leads us towards Cefn Bryn
Lovely day to work up an appetite
... and to share a joke or two
I feel another joke coming on!
Well! The humour continued along the way
Onto Cefn Bryn
People look happy. You'd think it was Christmas!
Splendid views towards the Loughor Estuary
Time to stop for tea and admire the views
Then we're off along the ridgeway on top of Cefn Bryn
... and still enjoying ourselves
Warming up now with a brisk walk
and still lots of good views
But most of the climbing is over
Waiting for everyone to catch up
A bit chilly as we turned into the wind
Stopping again by Arthur's Stone for our Professor of History,
John France, to tell us about the cairn
Then we're off again
Exploring the lesser used paths on Cefn Bryn
Heading downhill can only mean there's a climb coming soon
Peter takes us through the stream
... and starts that climb
Loughor Estuary behind us
Peter leads two of our guest walkers
Beginning our descent
Leaving Cefn Bryn
and over the stone stile
which will lead to Reynoldston
A couple more stiles to go
Last-but-one stile but into a bit of mud!
But soon the welcoming sight of The King Arthur appears
Time to get changed
and time to celebrate
... with a room full of Swansea Ramblers!
Thank you to the management and staff for yet another excellent meal!
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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