Swansea Ramblers Walk
Margam Country Park
27th November 2021
Leader: Lucy Davies
Swansea Ramblers braved the aftermath of Storm Arwen that had the night before battered South Wales. Some of our number didn't venture out after the storm but those who did had a wonderful day out in Margam.
We explored the heights of the Pulpit with all the panorama opening up in front of us. We could see for miles and right over to Somerset! There were plenty of deer and we were sheltered from the winds left over from Storm Arwen by some of the forest. This made our lunch stop warm and pleasant.
We had a coffee stop outside the mansion then followed the illuminated trail near the Orangery, making a note to perhaps make this one of our many group socials next year so we can see the lights in the darkness.
Lucy had recced this walk ready for the day and you can see some earlier photos of that recce.
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Leader Lucy Davies
The lake by Margam Castle
Members of Swansea Ramblers out to enjoy the day after Storm Arwen
Autumn sunshine after the storm
Passing through the gate to keep in the deer
Lovely day to be out
Walking into the golden sunshine
And on through some stunning countryside
It's so lovely here
Ascending to the viewpoint
First sight of deer today!
Fabulous open area to go walking
Descending alongside the high wall that keeps in the deer
Tata Steelworks in the distance
The deer are oblivious to the heavy industry
Lots of deer around
Heading to the viewpoint
Lucy leads the way
Great views from here
With Country park walks signposted
Arrived at the 'Bro' Stone
Prince Charles unveiled this monument
Bro means 'area/locality/district'
Some people thought it read '600', not Bro!!
There's the Victorian Mansion
The Steelworks and the Chapel
Lovely to visit the chapel
Time to descend
And more deer come into view
Spot the stag among his does
We could stop and observe
Then it's off we go again
Getting nearer to the mansion
Reached the Go Ape centre
Shall we sign him up as a member?
We walked around the front of the mansion
Christmas night-time display was installed and already switched on!
Walked past the Chapter house
and the Orangery
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan and Lucy Davies 2021
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