Swansea Ramblers Walk
(One a hidden gem!)
18th January 2014
Leader: Chris & Renate Jobling
Chris & Renate took us on a very enjoyable Swansea walk around Singleton Park, Brynmill Park, Cwmdonkin Park and Rosehill Quarry Community Park in the wildlife corridor. Despite a bit of rain, spirits remained dry until we reached the Uplands Tavern where we warmed up with a cup of coffee before venturing into the weather again for the walk back through Brynmill and Singleton. Our walk took us to Townhill where we had excellent views over Swansea Bay. We could watch the weather in the bay which gave an atmosphere to the vista. Many people had not been to Cwmdonkin Park or Rosehill Quarry and so were pleasantly surprised to find them in the centre of a city. We walked past Dylan Thomas' birthplace and wandered around Cwmdonkin Park where he played as a child.
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Leaders: Chris & Renate Jobling
Walking the path between the Boating Lake and Singleton
Stayed dry for the most part
Crossing Singleton Park
Into Brynmill Park
In The Uplands on way to Cwmdonkin Park
Wait outside Noah's Yard for more walkers to join us
Read some poetry at our feet
Dylan Thomas' poem
Nobody's name was .... so we couldn't have free coffee!
Cwmdonkin Park entrance by Kingsley Amis' old house
Park has senn some work for the Dylan Thomas' centenary
Twenty-three of us out today
Park is on a hill
Famous Swansea folk
Drinking fountain near the pavilion
What are they looking at?...
It was Dylan Thomas old house at Cwmdonkin Drive
Soon into Rosehill Quarry Community Park
Most had never been here before
Large quarry provides the community with a wildlife area
A waterfall from Pantycelyn Road
(taken with a very wet camera!)
Overflowing pond in the quarry floor
Climbing to Pantycelyn Road
The entrance from the top
The rain came down again
Mumbles in the rain
Time to return to Cwmdonkin
Descend through the park
Old roots exposed
The historic pavilion
Leaving the park
Into Brynmill Park
Cormorants on the lake
Into Singleton Park
... and wetter
But we all enjoyed it
Looking at things of interest
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2014
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