Industrial Swansea & Glorious Gower

Enjoy the rough with the smooth! From the brutal industrialisation of Port Talbot to the stunning coastline beauty of Three Cliffs Bay. The Gower peninsula is an area of extreme contrasts, perfect for the photographer!

Join us for this amazing weekender where you will be able to track the industrialisation of this area from its birth in Aberdulais demonstrating 400 years of industrial heritage that also has one of the most beautiful waterfalls in South Wales. There is evidence of copper smelting, iron and tin working, alongside grain and textile milling to be seen. You can tread in the steps of great artists who have painted this site such as Turner, Ruskin and Bonner. In stark contrast, we go from here to shoot the present-day industry of Port Talbot Steel works.

Only a few miles away, we will indulge in the beauty of the coastline of the Gower peninsula starting at Three Cliffs Bay, given its name from the three cliffs that jut out into the bay also with Pennard Pill, a large stream which flows into the bay.




Itinerary includes:

Aberdulais tin works and waterfalls, Cefn Coed Colliery, Port Talbot, Neath Abbey, spectacular views around the Three Cliffs Bay, the Mumbles and cozy pub photo feedback sessions.

Accommodation:

For this weekender, we recommend staying at the The Castle Hotel, The Parade, Neath, SA11 1RB (www.castlehotelneath.co.uk) Please make your own arrangements directly with the hotel, an early booking is recommended. If you do have problems getting a room, give us a call. 

Travel:

We recommend the following train travel from London Paddington to Neath:

Depart London Paddington 14.45, arrive Neath 17.29
Return from Neath 17:03, Arrive Padington 20:13

Our tutor will pick you up and take you back to the station.

What’s included:

- All photography tuition & handouts
- Road travel around Swansea and Gower
- Evening photo feedback sessions
- Crafted itinerary of stunning locations and great restaurants
- As always with Frui, your tutors will organise everything for you and cater for your every need.

Please note:

There will be plenty of walking involved over this weekend on uneven terrain so bring walking shoes/boots and ensure you are at a suitable fitness level.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

5 – 7 April 2019 –  £399 Lake District Photography Weekender

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4 – 6 May 2019 –  £299 Jack In The Green Weekender, Hastings

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19 May 2019 –  £399 Thames Estuary, Redsand Towers and Shipwrecks Weekender

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28 – 30 June 2019 –  £350 Anglesey Photography Weekender

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9 – 11 August 2019 –  £399 Belfast & Giants Causeway Weekender

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13 – 15 September 2019 –  £350 Industrial Swansea & Glorious Gower Weekender

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11 – 13 October 2019 –  £350 Ross and Wye Valley Weekender

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19 May 2019 Book Now
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*Ross and Wye Valley Weekender

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