Ticking the List – A Walk up Kilvey Hill, Swansea

Finally, at last, after nearly 30 years, I have climbed Kilvey Hill in Swansea! It is one of those things I have meant to do since moving to the area but just never managed to get round to, even though it is almost on my doorstep.

The Transition Swansea group, which I signed up to last November, arranged a walk up the hill on Wednesday evening and it was all I needed to make the move. I had spent most of the day driving and so it was a welcome change of activity and well worth it for the views.

Over the next few days I am going to post some of the photos I took on the walk but they can all be seen (and bought) anytime through the StillWalks Photography website.

Swansea from Kilvey Hill-

Swansea Harbour

Swansea from Kilvey Hill-

Swansea Bay

Swansea from Kilvey Hill-

Mumbles Lighthouse

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Walking up the Kilvey Hill

Soft Space in Swansea Bay

A good place for a walk – the expansive space of Swansea Bay when the tide is out and the cloud is low and I can feel the tickle of spray on my cheek.

Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay

Architecture of Swansea Bay

The Maritime Quarter in Swansea has been in development for many years. We used to have a studio there and watched much of the current architecture being constructed.

The view from the 27th floor of the  Meridian Tower is almost as good as that from Brynmill or Kilvey Hill – except, of course, when it is in mist! Whether this building is included in a StillWalk of the area remains to be seen.

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Moving up from the beach

Swansea Bay Sculpture

Swansea Bay Sculpture

Meridian Tower

Meridian Tower, Swansea

Meridian Tower, Swansea

Meridian Tower, Swansea

Meridian Tower, Swansea

Meridian Tower, Swansea

Meridian Tower, Swansea

Meridian Tower, Swansea

Activity in Swansea Bay

One of the nice things about Swansea Bay – There doesn’t appear to be a lot of human activity in these photos but the beach stretches round from the harbour wall at the eastern end right round to Mumbles at the other end. The result of this is that, even when there are a lot of people down there, it doesn’t feel crowded because there is so much space.

The first three images here seemed to me to suit being in black and white, though the following two are not far off it either! In fact Swansea Bay can be quite a colourful place when the sun is out as you can begin to see in yesterday’s post.IMG_7157
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Mumbles Lighthouse

Mumbles Lighthouse

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Swansea Docks

The Irish Ferry

Just scratching the surface – Swansea Bay

It was a cold but bright day in Swansea Bay the other day –  a good opportunity to get some more shots in towards figuring out a suitable route for a StillWalk in the Maritime Quarter of the city.

Knowing a place can sometimes make this task more difficult and I have been meaning to produce a StillWalks here for a while now. Maybe I will have worked it out by the time some warmer weather comes around!

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Just scratching the surface

seagulls

Discussion Group

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