Full details of events in the next month or so are listed below, but if you want to see what is planned for the coming year, look at our Event Programme Summary.

Event Guidelines

Friends are reminded that if they take part in any Friends’ Event, they do so at their own risk and that FPCNP cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, damage or injury, howsoever caused. Please read this important information about how our walks are graded and assessed for risk.

Booking is required for some events and numbers attending may be limited, so please book early, and if you then cannot attend, remember to cancel by phoning the relevant event leader.

Non-members are welcome to attend our events, we of course hope they will enjoy making new friendships with like-minded people and become members.

Dogs are not usually allowed on events, unless specifically indicated as dogs welcome.

If you have any questions about a particular event, please contact the appropriate leader for that event. Contact our Event Co-ordinator, Ian Pattinson (via the Contact page) for further general information or suggestions for future events.

Tuesday 27th March 2018: Visit to Milford Haven Port Authority

Details: A visit to Milford Haven Port Authority for presentations on the operations of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry, and a detailed account of piloting and berthing the huge LNG carriers in Milford Haven. This will be given by two Senior Pilots, John Pearn (a member of the Friends), and Mark Johnson. References will be made to the Simulator Training Unit recently commissioned by the MHPA.
After a lunch break, we will meet at the Marina for a walk around the facility, and view the new locking arrangements.

Timing and Meeting Point:

Morning: Report to Reception in the MHPA Building, Gorsewood Drive, Milford Haven SA73 3EP by 09:45 for a 10am start. Parking available in the car park at Gorsewood Drive. The presentations will take approximately two hours followed by a break for lunch. Many facilities are available at Milford Marina to make your own arrangements.

Afternoon: Meet 13:45 at the Milford Marina, in the car park on the sea front, near to the Pier Head dock entrance. It is anticipated the event will finish before 1530hrs.

Members can attend either or both events.

Lead Organiser: Chris Taylor (01646 600225). No prior booking required.

6 – 8 April 2018: Visit to Portsmouth and Bucklers Hard

A weekend event to explore the connections between the Royal Navy in Portsmouth and Pembrokeshire, during the Visit Wales ‘Year of the Sea’.

We will visit the Portsmouth Historical Dockyard and see, close up, the Royal Navy (RN) of yesterday and today in surrounds strikingly similar to Pembroke Dock: and we will gain a wonderful insight into the building of wooden warships at Bucklers Hard just as it was in the early days at Milford. In addition to these visits you will be able to hear a presentation on the history of the RN at Milford and Pembroke Dock and another on the RN today. You will also receive a presentation from the Friends of the New Forest on the issues and challenges they face today.

Friends will need to make their own transport and accommodation arrangements, but car sharing is encouraged.

Full details here, book by 15th March.

Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)