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District Camp - Gower
Peninsula, South Wales 28th -31st May - 1999
The Rockingham Forest District Camp
was held on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales at the Parc Le Breos Campsite. The Gower
Peninsula lies to the west of Swansea and is one of the most beautiful parts of the
British Isles. Gower was the first area in the UK to be designated as an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Gower has some of the best beaches in the
UK. Near to the camp site is the Three Cliffs Bay which has stunning views with golden
sands. Further round the bay is Oxwich that also has an impressive expanse of sand and is
flanked by dunes, marshes and woodland. This area has been designated a National Nature
Reserve. Other reserves include Whiteford and Bishopss wood. At the western end of
Gower is the magnificent Rhossili Bay. A four mile stretch of sand edged by hills with the
distinctive Worms Head snaking out to sea.
Behind the camp site is Cefn Bryn, which
provides panoramic views of the peninsula and a scenic route for hiking and pony trekking.
took place at Three Cliffs Bay and was run by the Richard Moore and his Northamptonshire
'Turkey Legs' Moore
Caving this took place
at the Porth-yr-Ogof caves and was run by Andy Blyth from the Gower District and Corin
Brearly from the Northamptonshire County Activity Team.
Pony trekking this was a full day activity and was run from the Pony
Trekking Centre at Parc Le Breos
Canoeing this was run in Swansea Bay and around Swansea marina and
was run Chris Chelly and his team from the Gower District
There was also time to visit Mumbles,
the nearby seaside town and on the beach at Rhossili Bay.
Last updated on: Friday, 20 August 1999