Swansea Ramblers Walk
History of Green Cwm and Penmaen
21st December 2013
Leader: John France
Professor John France led us on a short Gower walk and historical talk from Green Cwm to the besanded village of old Penmaen and the Norman Penmaen Castle. We then visited the remains of the church before descending to the stepping stones in Three Cliffs Bay. A short distance inland we reached Parkmill then returned to the start in Park Wood.
Far from the day being over, we headed for the Gower Inn for our social event where we celebrated YALDA (Persian shortest day of the year) with watermelons, pomegranates and nuts!
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Leader: John France
Winter sunshine in Green Cwm
The unusual (for Gower) burial chamber
A lime kiln opposite the cairn
Walking further up the valley
A haven for dog walkers
Winter sunshine was welcome
On the side of Cefn Bryn
Three Cliffs come into view
Mike strides out with Peter
Descending to Penmaen Burrows
Catch up at entrance to Burrows
Onto the Wales Coast Path
Incredible views of Three Cliffs
People enjoying the beach
John France is a professor of History
and tells about the Penmaen Castle site
.. and we use it for lunch!
- with Pomegranites and nuts for Yalda
Off we go to church - and it isn't even Sunday
This church and its village was besanded during medieval storms
Making our way to Three Cliffs Bay
On the Wales Coast Path again
One man and his dog?
Making our way to the stepping stones
Onto the marsh
John has a catch up
Then off we go again
Looking good today
Pennard Castle high above
Now who's brave enough to cross
But everyone got across safely
We made sure of that
Pennard Castle in sunshine
Towards the castle
But well below it
and more stepping stones
Then into Parkmill and up to Park Woods
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2013
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