Ewenny River, 17th July

Lead: Mags and Moira C

10am Sat 17th July ‘21 saw nine WWs gathering outside Samantha Bs at Ewenny.

The group agreed, due to high temperatures, to divert from the planned walk which would offer little shade from the sun. The alternative route proved a delightful ramble through the lanes, past The Priory, turning left across the bridge fording the Ewenny river; right turn which took us on a leafy river bank walk to the A48.

At this point we acknowledged the closure of the Ford factory and subsequent disuse of the railway line, which crossed the A48 at this juncture. The track was a siding off the main line.

We returned on the lower bank route which required mindful footing in places where the path had somewhat eroded! Along the river walk discussion relating to the plant life ensued, including those of the poison variety!

Having retraced our path over the bridge, we settled on a shady area of grass to enjoy coffee/tea break which, as I am finding, there was plenty of informative chat and lively banter. As time was requiring the group to move on, we continued our trek via a route which took us over two stone styles, along the site of diseased tree felling.

We walked along the main Corntown Road, toward Ewenny. Our very own Postman Pat (he had pulled up beside our stop at the Priory Lodge) joined our photo call, providing jollity to the proceedings. Turning right at The Lodge took us down Tingle Lane and along the return side road, bringing us back to our starting point where we indulged in a further coffee/tea break at Ewenny Garden Centre.

The consensus was that the alternative route had been a good decision.

Here’s to the next walk : )