Swansea Ramblers Walk
and Tennant Canal
4th January 2014
Leader: Gail Allen
Gail took us on a day following exceptionally high tides which had washed up a lot of debris and reached a height not often seen by locals. Plenty of water lay in large pools on the dunes. We made our way under the M4 and Briton Ferry Bridge then explored Red Jacket Pill where remains of long forgotten industry can still be seen.
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Leader: Gail Allen
Going to pass Amazon's warehouse
Then double back after crossing the road
Onto Crymlyn Burrows SSSI
Having a catch up
Then off towards the River Neath
Exceptionally high storm surge earlier
Alongside the Neath River
Plenty of water around
Standing on the tide line
A lot of this tower disappeared under water
See the debris!
Gail points out where we go next
Heading for the tramroad
Lots of surface water after the storms
On the tramway
which was covered with debris
Walking below the level of the high tide
Air shaft for the coal mine
M4 bridge over the River Neath
Didn't expect to meet him here!
Heading inland to the flyover
Storms made it a bit muddy!
But Gail finds solid ground
And we head off under the M4
The old Ferryboat Inn ahead
Lots of storm debris under the Briton Ferry Bridge
Old and new bridges
People hadn't been here before
The M4 bridge
Setting off for Red Jacket Pill
Came to rain
Really came to rain!
Impromtu tea stop in the dry under the M4
Rain stopped so off we go
To Red Jacket Pill
The canal lock is up ahead
Disused, this opened into the pill at high tide from the Tennant Canal
A Copper Works was built here
Others come to see the lock gates
with the M4 flyover heading to the A465
Nearly at the Tennant Canal
A tight squeeze!
You mean the was a wider gap over there!
The replacement bridge on the Tennant Canal
Along the towpath
Railway crosses the canal
and we go under it
Reflections of grasses
Jersey Marine Village up ahead
Onto the boardwalk
Into Jersey Marine
Finish at The Towers for refreshments
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Andrew Morgan 2014
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