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Rhossili – 14 April 2019

Twelve brave people, and one dog, Bentley set of into a shrill east wind to climb Rhossili Down, have the mandatory photo at the trig point, overlooking Worms Head and the Bristol Channel. A welcome respite from the wind was found at the site of the WW11 radar station on the down, before making our way down, passing the ruined medieval hamlet of Coety Green.  A short stretch of squelchy squelchy was rewarded by, for the walk leader at least, the highlight of the walk, a little known magical stretch of path though ancient woodland parallel to a gurgling brook abundant with ferns, wood anemones and the first bluebells of the season.  A small herd of alpacas viewed us with suspicion as we passed by.  We then skirted the village of Llangennith and joined the interestingly named Cock Street, so named due to a history of cock fighting nearby. The wind had subsided and we found a sheltered spot for lunch overlooking Broughton Bay and distant views towards Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.  We joined the coast path and made our way over numerous beautiful bays and cliff tops, until we reached Hillend Beach, and made our way along this three mile stretch of sandy beach, to our starting point. Most partook in a welcome cuppa in the local bar before making our way home, with happy memories of an enjoyable day. Neil.

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