Swansea Ramblers Walk
8th January 2022
Leader: Christine Rees
Christine led 16 of us south from White Rock to the West Pier. We returned on the western side of the Tawe to the Copper Quarter.
Despite the forecast, the weather remained mostly dry with only two short showers. Often, we ignore the forecast of rain and are rewarded with a dry day out!
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Leader Christine Rees
Christine tells us about the industrial history of the area
Looking southward down the Tawe
Remains of industry
The cycle path was a railway line and before that, a canal
Had been wet earlier
Christine told us more history along the way
Merchant Navy War Memorial
The old Ice factory
The 'Sail' Bridge across the Tawe
(Which we didn't use)
We instead used the Trafalgar Bridge
The West Pier had reopened after extensive repairs
Long walk out into the bay
But good views of Swansea
The Mumbles Lifeboat crossed the bay to be here
Still fishing vessels here
Christine tells us about the Pilot House
Starting off again after lunch
Crossing the lock gates
Christine tells us about Weaver's Mill that used to stand here
There are information plaques to tell us about the history
Having a Hitchcock moment?
Walked past Bathesda Chapel
A short shower came down
This marks the entrance to the Hafod Copperworks
Statues have been erected
The last remaining chimney stacks
More information about the area
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information
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Andrew Morgan 2022
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