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Swansea Group

We are Swansea Ramblers. Come with us and discover the pleasures of walking in the Swansea area and beyond. We look forward to seeing you on one of our walks.

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Overview

A journey through Swansea’s Industrial and Mercantile Past.

Swansea was a great world centre of Copper smelting from the 1720s.

Why was there no real Dock until 1852?

And what happened after that?

A free walk and talk by:

Professor John France, Professor Emeritus, Swansea University.

A Gentle Walk with lots of stops.  Will take about 2 hours.

See photos and videos of John’s previous Copperopolis walk.

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2013/2013_05_06/2013_05_06-marina-SWANSEA-WALK.php

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to the historic Queen’s Hotel in SA1, part of Swansea’s maritime heritage.

Monday, 6 May 2024
Start time:
11:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
3.2km / 2.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Directions:  Parc Tawe is on the opposite side of Oystermouth Road from Sainsburys.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Dog friendly
  • Introductory walk
  • No Stiles
  • Family-Friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
SS 65956 93149
Nearest postcode:
SA1 2AL
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Start time:
11:00 am

Parc Tawe: Outside Lidl’s Supermarket | Lat/Long: 51.6212, -3.9377 | N.B. Two hours maximum parking in Parc Tawe.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking