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Fan Nedd

Walk to summit of Fan Nedd via Sarn Helen

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
9.0 miles
Leaders: Howard and Joan Siddle

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Cancelled: Llangorse

A circular walk in the hills around Llangors, including a steep ascent of Mynydd Troedd and Mynydd Llangorse.

Superb views.

Social after walk:

To be arranged on the day.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
12.0 miles
Leaders: Christine Roberts & Ruth Stephens

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Marina Circular

We will walk past the Yacht Club and over the lock gates.

Along the promenade as far as the Civic Centre then return through the Arena gardens and marina.

N.B. There are some steps and uneven surfaces.

Social after walk:

Social after walk will be in the Sainsbury’s Café.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
3.0 miles
Leader: Lynne Esson

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Llanmadoc

We will walk to the remains of Llanmadoc School, over the hill and back along the sand dunes.

If the weather is kind, we will have beautiful views of Worms Head, Carmarthen Bay and River Loughor.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
5.0 miles
Leader: Lynne Esson

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Cancelled: Kenfig Castle

Kenfig National Nature Reserve is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

We will walk along part of the shore of Glamorgan’s largest natural lake, Kenfig Pool, to the remains of the 12th c. Norman castle.

Social after walk:

There will be refreshments available after the walk either at the local coffee stop or the local pub.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
5.0 miles
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Pen-Crug and Y Gaer

Meeting at Brecon Cathedral, climbing to the Iron Age fort of Pen-Y-Grug.

Following on through the villages of Cradoc & Battle and visiting the remains of Y Gaer Roman fort.

Returning to Brecon on sections of Sarn Helen Roman Road.

Social after walk:

To be decided

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
9.3 miles
Leader: Clive Rees

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Kilvey Hill

Join Clive as he explores the last remaining undeveloped hill of Swansea Bay.

Subject to much controversy over the commercial proposed development of the Skyline Cable Car and Luge.

If approved the development would eat into the countryside of the hill.

We will see it still in its present (restored) natural glory.

The copper fume-blackened wasteland was replanted with trees over 50 years ago to create a green and wonderful natural resource next to the city centre. 

Some of these trees may disappear under the development.

There will be a steady ascent to the top of the hill (No cable car!).

See more photos of Clive’s previous walk onto Kilvey Hill.

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2022/2022_03_02/2022_03_02-kilvey-SWANSEA-WALK.php

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to The Ship Inn.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
6.0 miles
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Rheola Forest and Vale of Neath

A walk through Rheola Forest to the Roman Road of Sarn Helen, then descend to Neath Canal before climbing again to visit Melincourt Waterfall.

Paths can be muddy and rough in places, trek poles recommended.

Social after walk:

Venue to be decided on the day

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.5 miles
Leader: Mike Clinch

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An Evening Walk: Gelli-hir Woods | An Introduction to walking with us

Description:

An evening stroll across farmland to Gelli-hir Woods where the Bluebells should be out in all their glory.

See more photographs of Mike’s previous walk in this area.

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2022/2022_05_10/2022_05_10-three-crosses-SWANSEA-WALK.php

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to the Poundffald.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
4.0 miles
Leader: Myra Lewis

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Llandeilo: Coed y Castell Bluebells

A gentle stroll through Coed y Castell, adjacent to Dinefwr Park.

https://www.welshwildlife.org/nature-reserve/castle-woods-llandeilo/

(These woods are owned by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales).

There will be beautiful views overlooking the town of Llandeilo.

We’ll visit the Bluebell woods, so bring your camera, as hopefully we’ll get some great photographs! 

See photographs of Myra’s previous walk in Castle Woods/Coed y Castell.

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2022/2022_04_30-am/2022_04_30-dinefwr-SWANSEA-WALK.php

Lunch will be just below the castle entrance where there is a wonderful panorama along the Towy Valley.

After lunch, we will begin our return journey, passing the abandoned old church of Llandyfeisant on the way. 

After the walk, you will be able to explore Llandeilo.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
4.5 miles
Leader: Lucy Davies

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An Evening Walk: Oystermouth Garlic and Bluebells ( An Introduction to walking with us)

An evening walk around Oystermouth, taking in the countryside of the cemetery, Castle Green, Oystermouth Castle and Underhill.

Hopefully, we will see Bluebells, lots of Garlic, tree blossom and views across the bay to the lighthouse and beyond.

Sunset is at 8:40 p.m.

See photographs from a previous walk in the area.

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2023/2023_05_01/2023_05_01-oystermouth-SWANSEA-WALK.php

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to The Newton Inn.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
3.0 miles
Leader: Andrew Morgan

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Bluebells at Coed Tregib | The morning walk | Part 1 of a Figure of Eight Walk

We will cross the suspension bridge over the River Towy to visit the Woodland Trust SSSI reserve of Coed Tregib. 

Here we will find a hidden woodland full of Bluebells and maybe one or two Fallow Deer (if we are quiet and very lucky!!).  There may be some mud! 

See the photographs of Bluebells at Coed Tregib

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2022/2022_04_30-pm/2022_04_30-dinefwr-pm-SWANSEA-WALK.php

The woods are usually full of birdsong as they go about declaring their territory.

If you’ve not walked in this area near Llandeilo then you will be very pleasantly surprised by the display of Bluebells.  Just ask those who did it last year!

After the morning walk you have the option to see even more Bluebells on the afternoon walk or to spend time in the town of Llandeilo.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
4.0 miles
Leader: Andrew Morgan

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Bluebells at Castle Wood | The Afternoon walk | Part 2 of a Figure of Eight Walk

(The afternoon may start a little later than advertised if the morning walk overruns.  Ring me for an update if we have not arrived back by 1:45 p.m.).

A gentle stroll through Coed y Castell, (woods owned by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales) with beautiful views overlooking the town of Llandeilo.

See the photographs of Bluebells at Dinefwr

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2023/2023_04_29__002/2023_04_29__002-llandeilo-dinefwr-f8-SWANSEA-WALK.php

See the National Trust video of Bluebells at Dinefwr

https://youtu.be/LGx3_rQbuEw?feature=shared

We’ll have a tea stop just below the castle entrance where again there is a wonderful panorama along the Towy Valley.

We then head towards the Bluebell woods, so bring your camera, as hopefully we’ll get some great photographs! 

Afterwards, we begin our return journey, passing the abandoned old church of Llandyfeisant on the way. 

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
4.5 miles
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Mynydd y Betws - Garnant

We will walk over Mynydd y Betws and then pathways around Garnant and Glanamman.

Our return is back over Mynydd y Betws adjacent to Banwen Farm.

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to a local venue.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
11.0 miles
Leader: John France

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A Bank Holiday walk: Copperopolis - Copper and the Sea: Swansea Docks

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.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
2.0 miles
Leader: Bob White

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Margam (with Bluebells)

A walk near Margam Park, incorporating a Medieval Church, bath and hill fort, together with a WW2 radar station.

Hopefully, Bluebells in full Bloom.

N.B. This is quite strenuous at the beginning. Quite a few ups and downs.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
5.0 miles
Leader: Gary Williams

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Llansteffan

A walk in the picturesque area of Llansteffan where at this time of year the Garlic and Bluebells will be in full flower.

Join Gary as he leads us in countryside by the coast with fantastic views from the Wales Coast Path.

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to a local hostelry.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
6.0 miles
Leader: Lucy Davies

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Swansea Parks (An evening introduction to walking with us)

Join Lucy as we explore some of Swansea’s central parks.  We will visit 4 of Swansea’s parks, Cwmdonkin, Brynmill, Singleton and Victoria.   

We will walk along the promenade before finishing the walk by passing through Victoria Park back to the Guildhall where we started.

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to the Bay View Hotel.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
4.0 miles
Leader: Gary Williams

Start:

Laugharne

A walk in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas with views of countryside and coast as we walk from this atmospheric seaside town.

We will start at the foreshore car park beneath Laugharne Castle.  From here we’ll follow the coastal path as it takes us through farmland.

We then pass through the town and Brown’s Hotel (one of Dylan’s watering holes) and head towards St Martin’s Church.

In the churchyard we will visit Dylan’s grave with its simple wooden cross.

The walk continues alongside the River Taf to the Boat House.  We then return to the start below the Castle.

N.B. In places this walk will be very muddy.

Parking is at the foreshore pay and display car park, (£3 4-hours, £5 thereafter).  Alternative parking is 10 minutes’ walk away at St. Martin’s Church (£2 all day).

 

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to a local hostelry.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
6.0 miles
Leader: David Kealaher

Start:

Mynydd Drumau

A walk along the Neath Canal to Neath Abbey.

We then will go past old iron works and under the Brunel Railway Viaduct.

From there we follow a wooded valley where we will view two waterfalls.

We then begin a steep ascent, including the many steps to the top of Mynydd Drumau.

At the top we will have panoramic views over the area and will visit an ancient landmark of the area, Careg Bica, a tall standing Stone.

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to Wetherspoons.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
9.0 miles
Leader: Dave Stephens

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Oxwich

A circular walk along Oxwich Bay to Tor Bay. 

From Tor Bay, we’ll pick up the coastal path to Crawley Wood.

Entering Nicholaston Wood, we will then make our way back towards Oxwich.

See more photos of Dave’s previous Oxwich walk

Social after walk

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to the Oxwich Bay Hotel.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
6.0 miles
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Penclawdd, Three Crosses and Llanmorlais

Walk towards Three Crosses with views over the Loughor Estuary then pick up a section of the Gower Way before dropping down to Llanmorlais and around Salt House Point.

N.B. This walk may be muddy and has several stiles. We will cross fields with livestock.

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to a local venue.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.0 miles
Leader: Bob White

Start:

Tennant Canal

A 6-mile walk to see some historic sites along the Tennant Canal.

We’ll see Grade II listed buildings, a self-made premises and a Lock constructed in 1817.

We will also visit Pant Y Sais Nature Reserve, just next to the canal.

N.B. We will be walking over and around some fallen trees and squeezing through a narrow gap. Part of the walk could be muddy in places.

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we can go to The Tower Hotel for refreshments.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
6.0 miles
Leader: Mike Clinch

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A Summer Evening Walk: Three Crosses to Dunvant | An Introduction to walking with us

Description:

A walk across the common to Dunvant, returning via a section the Gower Way.

See more photographs of Mike’s previous walk in this area

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2023/2023_08_24/2023_08_24-three-crosses-SWANSEA-WALK.php

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to the Poundffald.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
4.0 miles
Walking the Ogmore Valley

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Cancelled: Blackmill Circular and Social - through Dimbath Valley

Most of the walk is on tarmac and in fields along established paths. Some muddy patches on the river path, (depending on the weather).

From the car park, we head north-east with a gentle climb uphill and head towards the forestry at the Dimbath Valley.

Once in the forestry, we will return via the footpath adjacent to the river. This stretch can be slightly muddy if it has been raining.

The rest of the way back to the car park will be on tarmac.

See more photographs of a previous Dimbath walk with Paul.
https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2023/2023_06_03_001/2023_06_03_001-blackmill-SWANSEA-WALK.php

 

Social after walk

Paul and Nigel’s Garden party

N.B.  You must have pre-booked the social with Myra to take part.

(Members will have been notified of the event details by email)

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
6.0 miles
Leader: Chris Rees

Start:

Parkmill, Penmaen and Three Cliffs

We’ll walk part of ‘The Gower Way’, through Park Woods to emerge onto lower Cefn Bryn.  

There we will have an iconic view of Three Cliffs Bay, considered one of the best beaches on the Wales Coast Path.

At Penmaen, we’ll stop at picnic benches for an early lunch.

We then join the Wales Coast Path with lovely views over Oxwich before heading towards Three Cliffs for a short coffee break.

We’ll follow Pennard Pill to Parkmill then ascend the lane back to the cars. 

See photographs of Christine’s previous walk in this area.

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2022/2022_06_25/2022_06_25-parkmill-SWANSEA-WALK.php

The walk is all on paths with one sandy downhill section.

Car-share is recommended but we cannot guarantee a space in a car park on the day.  Please arrange lifts beforehand where possible.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
6.0 miles
Leader: Lucy Davies

Start:

An Evening Walk: Glais Mountain (An Introduction to walking with us)

A walk above the Swansea Valley with great views below us.

We’ll start from the pub car park and make our way uphill onto the mountain.

There will be a steep ascent for a while which we’ll take gradually.

Part of this area may disappear under a planned solar farm, so come now and enjoy the scenery before it changes forever!

Sunset is at 9:29 p.m.  

See the photographs of a previous walk onto Glais Mountain.

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2023/2023_08_15/2023_08_15-glais-SWANSEA-WALK.php

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to The Globe Inn.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
4.0 miles
Leaders: Helen Sharp & Pam Heneberry

Start:

An Evening Walk: Loughor Foreshore (An introduction to walking with us)

Join Helen and Pam on an easy walk of about 2 hours.

Starting at the Foreshore, we will stroll along the Estuary then around Loughor, taking in several points of historical and religious interest.

We will finish with a walk across Loughor Bridge before returning to the start.

See photographs of Pam and Helen’s previous walk in Loughor.

https://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2022/2022_07_21/2022_07_21-loughor-SWANSEA-WALK.php

Social after the walk

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments in The Reverend James Pub

(where we will provide a bit of history about The Reverend James Buckley).

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
4.0 miles
Leader: Roger Brown

Start:

Margam

We’ll go up to the ruined chapel before heading west to Brombil.

We’ll then ascend through forestry to Cwmwernderi Reservoir.

Joining the Coed Morgannwg Way, we’ll circle back via St. Illtud’s Walk, returning to Margam Park.

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we’ll drive back via A48 into Margam for a well-earned drink at the Twelve Knights pub.

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.0 miles
Leader: Lynne Esson

Start:

Craig Y Nos | Part 1: The lowland views

A lowland walk in the surrounding area and country park of Craig Y Nos.

We will see Dinosaurs, a Peacock (maybe), a Wyvern as well as a 110-year-old tree.

This Saturday we will see the valley and surrounding mountain scenery above us. 

Next Saturday, come and see the same mountains from a higher altitude, looking down from Penwyllt!

Group:
Swansea Group
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
5.0 miles

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