Landimore Marsh North Gower

In the absence of The Navigator, Paul and I followed a route, number 26 from the Cicerone Guide “Walking on Gower”.

This was all new to me although I have cycled in the vicinity.

Route.

We parked at the end of a lane in Landimore on the salt marsh and headed west under the woodland on Tor Gro. This area was used as a firing range in the Second World War, but is now a peaceful place to be.

101_1337

101_1338

Where the track meets Burry Pill we stopped for a coffee and looked to our left to see the striking North Hill Tor which is the location of an odd named earth work, Nottle Hill Tor.

101_1339

This area can be flooded in high spring tides but there is a signpost for a high tide route.

101_1340

101_1343

101_1344

Today we were walking on a low tide and took the normal path up to Cheriton. At the bottom of the valley opposite a lovely old church we took the path signposted to Stembridge which crossed a number of fields with Burry Pill to our right.

101_1345

There was an old pack horse bridge to see which dates from at least 1500.

101_1346

101_1348

At the paths end we joined a road for a short while before turning left onto another path which led us past Samson’s Jack a large standing stone. We also came across a field with huge turnips.

101_1349

101_1350

Samson’s Jack is the  Gower’s largest standing stone  at 3.2 metres. Variously known as Mansell’s Jack or Sam(p)son’s Jack,  and legend holds that the stone holds such power as to equip its visitors with an answer to their most pressing question. When was lunch? The answer was not long and we found a comfortable place close to Weobley Castle.

101_1351

Refreshed we walked down to the coast path and headed back to the car.

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Landimore Marsh North Gower

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s