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19 August 2017: Tour of St Catherine’s Fort, Tenby

DETAILS: This promises to be a really interesting day. Most people are familiar with the fort on St. Catherine’s Island, off the South Beach in Tenby – what was it built to defend against; when was it built; what was it armed with; and what about the people who occupied it?

Come and find out the answers to these questions from Tudor Thomas, the Chair of Tenby Civic Society who will give us an exclusive guided tour of the fort. There will be a nominal £2 per head entrance charge for the fort.

Sturdy footwear for the fort is recommended.

TIMINGS AND MEETING POINT: 10.00am in front of the Dennis Café at the foot of the ramp to Castle Sands.

No need to book.

CONTACT: Ian Pattinson (telephone number: 01239 821631)

22 July 2017: A Maritime Extravaganza Walk to Mynydd Dinas and then around Dinas Island

MEETING LOCATION: Meet 10am at roadside parking area below and directly East of Mynydd Dinas (Grid Reference SN01653700) Wear sturdy footwear.

EVENT: This is a two-location Event starting up on the Carningli Range overlooking Fishguard and Newport bays and then after a short walk to enjoy the views, we will jump back into cars and drive to Pwllgwaelod (free car park with toilets) to begin walk a circular walk around Dinas Island.

Distances: 1 mile and 3.5 miles. Take a picnic with you. This will be an opportunity to enjoy stunning coastal views and hear some of Pembrokeshire’s finest maritime tales of pirates and wreckers and a few other bits and pieces. The Sailors Safety pub is right next to the car park at the end of the walk for those who wish to enjoy a tot of rum before setting course for home!

LEADERS: Tim Sims-Williams and Ian Pattinson, both once dashing young Naval Officers – and now not quite so young but still very dashing!

CHARGES: Completely free.

For further information on this ‘maritime extravaganza’, please contact Ian Pattinson (01239 821631).

1st July 2017: Dale Walk and Gardens

GUIDED WALK ALONG NEW FOOTPATH IN DALE, with the additional opportunity to visit the Dale Open Gardens Event (charges applicable, in aid of the Dale Church roof restoration fund) and also the Dale Heritage centre (free) during the afternoon.

DATE: Saturday, 1st July 2017 at 11am, approximately 3 miles, taking one and a half hours. Meet in Dale car park (SA62 3RE) and wear sturdy footwear. Dogs on leads welcome.

EVENT: A chance to experience the superb, new, three mile, circular route, recently created for walkers through the efforts of the Friends’ Tuesday Work Parties, in conjunction with the PC National Park and the Dale Environment Group. The walk includes fantastic coastal and inland views, many historical details, interesting woodland flora and fauna and information on how and why the new path was created.

LEADER: Dan Wynn, National Park ranger responsible for the area, who was heavily involved in the establishment of the new footpath. Dan has worked for 5 years as a ranger on the coastline across the UK. A keen bird watcher, he has a passion for managing landscapes for wildlife and a strong interest in marine conservation and related issues, such as plastic pollution and over fishing. One of his chief recreations is to run along the coast path, so he may have flashed past you when out walking!

Also in Dale from 2 – 6pm: DALE OPEN GARDENS EVENT
A chance to have a look around parts of Dale that are normally ‘out of bounds’. There will be around a dozen gardens to explore, with the opportunity to have a delicious cream tea in the Coronation Hall. Tickets will be available in the Hall and the gardens. Proceeds to go towards Dale Church roof restoration fund. No dogs allowed in gardens. Some are wheelchair accessible.

For further information on this ‘Day out in Dale’, please contact Caroline Potter (01646 636341).

4 May 2017: Walk around Monk Haven

Event: ‘Ancient and Modern’ – A walk from Monk Haven

Details: This is the first of two events in May to celebrate National Walking Month. A circular walk starting at the church in Monk Haven and taking in the coastal path round to Sandy Haven and a slow meander back to St Ishmael’s. About 6 miles but there is an opportunity to do only three for those who wish. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in St Ishmael’s Garden Centre on completion. Good sturdy footwear recommended.

Timings and Meeting Point: Meet at 10:30 at Monk Haven Church (Grid Ref: SM8302 0675). Should complete no later than 15:00.

Info Needed From You: None (no need to book), but bring a picnic with you.

Lead Organiser: Margaret Sandland (telephone: 01437 731163)