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Swansea Coast Path, day 5

March 20, 2016 0 Comments
Swansea Coast Path, day 5

A spring morning.  Six paces from the car and we’re standing, four of us, on the beach at Oxwich.  Calm sea, a light airflow from the south east, and, best of all, sun – a star banished from sight during the darkest, warmest, wettest winter in memory. Our only mistake is neglecting to notice the […]

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Swansea Coast Path, day 4

September 5, 2015 0 Comments
Swansea Coast Path, day 4

Rhossili on a Wednesday morning in early September. The car park’s mostly empty. At the National Trust canopy no one’s around to give the hard sell on membership. A cool wind’s blowing from an unfamiliar angle, north-west, but there’s no rain in the forecast. We deviate slightly from the coast path to admire the Worm, […]

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Swansea Coast Path, day 3

August 8, 2015 0 Comments
Swansea Coast Path, day 3

In Llanrhidian we park the car and poke our noses into the Welcome to Town. It’s been overhauled and reopened since we were last here and presents itself as a ‘pub and dining rooms’. The brand advice must have consisted of one word, ‘purple!’ Electric urban purple storms its way across the facade and marches […]

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Swansea Coast Path, day 2

July 25, 2015 0 Comments
Swansea Coast Path, day 2

In summer the Worm, the Bay and its end-of-the-earth aura draw hundreds down Gower’s narrow roads to Rhossili – us included today. In the crowded car park we avoid eye contact with the National Trust’s recruitment agents and head north towards the Down, on one of our rare circular walks. The steep climb quickly separates […]

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Swansea Coast Path, day 1

February 14, 2015 0 Comments
Swansea Coast Path, day 1

Llanrhidian: a cold, clear, sunny morning. We park the car opposite the church and the ‘Welcome to Gower Inn’.  Both are closed, but C. and I can welcome J. to Gower without the help of beer or devotion, and the three of us set off eastwards along the lane at the bottom of the village, […]

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