Length: 5 miles — Grade: Leisurely Weather: Damp, breezy
Leisurely 5-mile long circumnavigation of Rhossilli Down, across marshland and along graded tracks, avoiding the steep ascents that take walkers over the top of the Down. Continue reading “Rhossilli Down”→
Length: 7.5 miles — Grade: Moderate Date: 10, 14 January — Weather: Clear, dry, chilly
Moderate 8 mile circular ramble, crossing moorland, encountering Maen Ceti / Arthur’s Stone, incorporating several miles of the Gower Way, along Cefn Bryn — “the spine of Gower” — with wonderful views to both the north and south of the Peninsula, before turning back and passing through Park Woods and returning across the open moorland. Continue reading “Maen Ceti, Cefn Bryn, Park Woods”→
Length: 9.28 miles — Grade: Moderate Weather: Overcast, light rain
Moderate 9-mile ramble, starting from Underhill Park, Oystermouth, through Peel Wood, Newton, Fairwood Common, Bishopswood, Langland Bay, Rotherslade and returning to Mumbles. Encountering a diversity of environments, including suburban, woodland, marsh common land, golf course and coastal path. Continue reading “Clyne Common, Langland”→
Date: Friday 1 January 2016. Weather: High winds, light rain.
Port Eynon is thought to be named after Prince Einion of Deheubarth or an 11th-century Welsh Prince named Eynon. Eynon is a Welsh surname, evident in the village graveyard. Smuggling is thought to have been a common engagement of the local residents in the 17th century to 19th century. In the second half of the 18th century, through to 1919, a lifeboat was operated from Port Eynon. On several occasions, the lives of lifeboatmen were lost at sea on rescues. A memorial to these men exists in the village churchyard. Port Eynon Point, to the south west of the bay, is the most southerly point of the Gower Peninsula. The bay is part of the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Date: Sunday 15 November 2015. Weather: Cloudy, light rain, high winds.
Taking into account the autumnal weather, our company of 12 people (7 men, 5 women) seemed to represent a fair turnout, since both 45+ mph winds and rain towards the end of the day were keenly anticipated at the onset. In the event, much of our walk was spent significantly sheltered from the high winds by woodland and trackside hedges. The temperature continued to be unseasonably mild and the rain pretty-much held off altogether.