Details: A 4.5 mile walk, on quiet roads and coast path tracks, around the northern Angle Peninsula, taking in views of our marvellous harbour, covering history and the latest modern developments. For those inclined, afterwards possibly visiting a local hostelry for food and refreshment.
Wear good walking boots, adequate clothing and wet weather gear. Bring packed lunch and drink. Phone Chris for any further details, or in the event of a poor weather forecast. Sorry – no dogs.
This walk has been assessed as ‘Easy’.
Timings and Meeting Point: 10:30 at West Angle Beach Car Park. Grid Ref: SM 824 033. Estimated finishing at 13:00/30 hrs
Lead Organiser: Chris & Rose Taylor (01646 600225).
Details: After a short introduction by Stuart Berry, the Heritage Centre Manager, we will receive a guided tour of the Heritage Centre, by one of the volunteers, to see this iconic WWII flying boat which provided such sterling service in the struggle to protect our coast and convoys. There will be a £3 charge to cover the presentation.
Timings and Meeting Point: Meet at the Royal Dockyard Chapel, Meyrick Owen Way, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6WS. Click here for a map.
There is plenty of parking immediately outside of the Heritage Centre.
The introduction will commence at 13:30 and the tour will last about 40 minutes depending upon questions. Thereafter, Friends will be free to walk around the Heritage Centre for as long as they wish. There are no other parties visiting the Heritage Centre that day and so Volunteers will be available to answer any questions throughout the entirety of our visit.
The cafeteria will be open before and during the visit for self-funding coffee and light refreshments for those who want it. Meals will not be available on the day of the visit.
Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)
Details: This year’s Christmas Tea and Carol Service will follow the well-tried and popular procedure. The Tea will take place at St Brides Castle and the Carol Service will follow in St Brides Church. The Service will be taken by Rector of St Brides, Father Andrew Johnson, with several Friends conducting the readings. There will be no pre-tea activity this year but we intend to put on a Mulled-Wine-and-a-Mince-Pie social after the Carol Service at Dylan’s Restaurant in St Brides Castle (18:00 – 20:00) with Christmas cheer aplenty!
Friends attending the tea are requested to bring cakes, savouries and sandwiches.
Information Needed Ahead of the day:
(1) Are you a small mince-pie specialist? If so please make yourself known to Caroline!
(2) We need to know approximate numbers if the social is to happen so let Ian Pattinson know.
Timings and Meeting Point: Tea will start at 15:30 and run to 16:45 and the carol Service will start at 17:00 and last approximately 45 minutes. There is ample car parking at St Brides Castle (SA62 3AL) and again at St Brides Church for those who wish to drive the short distance between the two.The social will take place between 18:00 and 20:00
Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631) is coordinating the event as a whole but Caroline Potter (01646 636341) is organising the tea.
Details: Winter is on its way and the migratory birds are preparing to leave. This is the last chance of the year to wander around the ponds on the lookout for them. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. Well behaved dogs on lead allowed.
Timings and Meeting Point: 10:30 in the public car park at the lakes. (Not 10:00 as previously advertised). To approx. 13:00 to 13:30, weather and route dependant.
Lunch: If is a boiling hot day(!) then bring a picnic. But, if for some reason it is overcast, wet and a bit chilly then you might prefer to warm up again with a nice pint and warm food at the St Govan’s Country Inn on completion.
Info from you: Ian Pattinson needs to know approximate numbers for lunch, to avoid disappointment. Please call him on 01239 821631 by 7 November.
Lead Organiser: Margaret Sandland (01437 731163) for the walk and Ian Pattinson (for the lunch).