Swansea Ramblers Walk
Clyne in Bloom
Clyne in Blooming Wet!
26th April 2014
Leader: Merfyn Williams
Not a Gower Walk this week but a Swansea Walk almost in the centre of Swansea! Between Mumbles and the City Centre is a hidden gem of a park where many years ago Admiral Heneage-Vivian created a Rhododendron Garden. The gardens contain many rare species of Rhododendrons and is free to visit.
Over thirty walkers braved the weather forecast to see the spectacular display of flowers before leaving the park and entering Clyne Valley Country Park for the equally beautiful display of woodland bluebells. The forecast spoke of showers but we set off in the dry thinking the forecast was wrong - well it was wrong! - those showers actually merged into one very long and heavy downpour that tested our waterproofing to the limit. Despite this, many new people turned up to enjoy this Swansea Ramblers walk and had a lovely time exploring the area so close to the centre of the city.
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Leader: Merfyn Williams
Sunshine! - They've got the forecast wrong!
Into Clyne Gardens
Azaleas in flower as well as Rhododendrons
The admiral's tower
What's this four legged friend doing?
Enjoying the water?
Into the dell
The Japanese Bridge
Plenty of water
Maybe that's all the wet we'll see today?
To the children's play house
Through the colourful trees
Where we found wonderful spring flowers
Then out onto St Catwgs walk
And into Clyne Country Park
Where we found lots more Bluebells
Exploring the paths in the woods
And having fun as we go
Then time for tea at the viewpoint high above Swansea Bay
Wendy says Ciao to all her Italian viewers!
(Look! - I'm still walking!)
Ah! A little rain now
Oh! More than a little rain!
It's getting wetter!
Old mining engine
Will this rain never stop?
No! I don't think it will!
And there's still so much to see!
Only dry place in the Country Park!!
Told you people are happy enjoying the weather!
And now that's what we've got to tell ourselves!
It's soooo wet!
Thirty soaking wet Ramblers heading back for Blackpill!!
And they'll be back next week for more!
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2014
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