WEEK 38 – Swansea to Newport

76 miles walked

(total 2,166 miles walked)

Easy walking and planning this week as I was hosted by Oliver and Laura all week (and Meirion and Ann on Monday night). This meant I carried a light pack all week and dispensed with my walking poles. 

Strange weather this week. Fortunately I didn’t see the snow that lots of the UK received, but I did have my fair share of rain and hail. None of it dampened my enthusiasm for the walks though. 

my favourite photo of the Blue Lias cliffs
My favourite section of the week was the Blue Lias cliffs of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast; simply stunning. I also like Cardiff Bay and it was nice to share walking the Newport Transporter Bridge with Oli. 

Oli on the Transporter Bridge
I spent all week alongside the Bristol Channel staring across at North Devon. The Severn Estuary does seem to extend out a long way and is muddy brown; rather different from the blue sea of last week. The channel was clearly well defended during WW2 as I have passed lots of pill boxes this week. 

looking across the Bristol Channel towards Weston-super-Mare, the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm in view

One thought on “WEEK 38 – Swansea to Newport

  1. Chris Frazer May 3, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    76 miles and a look forward to the joys of Somerset and Devon…..how lucky are you?…Respect Marshal of the Air (Retd)


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