Event: A morning tour of St Justinian’s Lifeboat Station and an afternoon circular walk from the lifeboat station around to Whitesands Bay.
Details: This promises to be a really interesting day. In the morning, you can hear about the workings of the new and old lifeboat stations and the first-hand experiences of the lifeboat crew. And in the afternoon, we will walk from the lifeboat station round to Whitesands Bay and back to the car park – about 5 miles but with an opportunity to do less for those who wish. The exact route will follow in due course.
Timings and Meeting Point: St Justinian’s Lifeboat Station at 10:00. There is a Pay and Display car park about 400 yards before the lifeboat station and only very limited car parking at the site itself. Postcode: SA62 6PY.
Info from you: You MUST BOOK to attend this event because there is a maximum of 30 for the lifeboat station visit, and places are going fast. Let Steve Drinkwater know as soon as possible. Bring a picnic and we will stop somewhere during the walk. There is also a café at the Whitesands Bay car park.
Lead Organiser: Steve Drinkwater (telephone number: 01437 710009)
Event: ‘Pembrokeshire in May’ – A walk from St Davids to be led by Ian Bullock, RSPB in the morning and a guided visit to the Bishop’s Palace in the afternoon.
Details: A walk from St Davids out to Pen-dal-Aderyn (Treginnis) and round to the Lifeboat Station at St. Justinians (approximately 7 km). Those wanting to participate in the Bishop’s Palace visit in the afternoon may want to return to St Davids by the Coastal Shuttle bus, but others may wish to walk back to St Davids. Good sturdy footwear recommended.
After a self-arranged break for lunch in St Davids, we have arranged for a guided tour of the Bishop’s Palace commencing at 14:30 for about 1 hour.
Timings and Meeting Point: The walk will commence from Merrivale car park in lower St.Davids (Pit Street, SA62 6PX) at 09:30. The Shuttle leaves St Justinian’s at 12:15.
The Bishop’s Palace Tour starts at the entrance at 14:30.
Cost: You will need to pay at Merrivale car park and for the shuttle bus. The Bishop’s Palace tour is £4 at the door (Note, concessions for CAWR, English and Scottish Heritage members and over 60’s).
Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (telephone number: 01239 821631)
A talk about Cetacean (whales, dolphins, and porpoise) strandings and marine environmental monitoring.
2:15 pm for tea and coffee, and the talk will commence at 2:30 pm.
Haverfordwest Leisure Centre, SA61 1QX
The talk will be given by Rod Penrose, the Strandings Co-ordinator for the Welsh coast for over 20 years. It will last approximately one hour with plenty of time for questions.
On the day of the talk Rod will also hand out information leaflets. One quick word of warning: nearly all of his pictures are of dead animals, injuries and post-mortem examinations.
This is a free event but donations would be welcome to cover the costs of providing the event. There is a car park (St Thomas Green) adjacent to the Leisure Centre. Any questions to Ian Pattinson on 01239 821631.
A walk led by Haydn Garlick – PCNPA Warden – (South Pembrokeshire) in the Hook area going down to the estuary and past the restoration work of the Lime Kilns carried out by The Friends.
Meet at 10am in the car park of Hook sports/cricket club ground (GR SM 978 114 ), Newton Road,SA62 4NB. The walk will be approximately 3 ½ – 4 miles, there may be quite wet conditions underfoot especially along the foreshore, so wellies might be a good option.
Hook History Society will be in attendance and the event will be followed by lunch at the Cottage Inn Llangwm – the menu will be emailed to Friends a couple of weeks before the walk, also available on the day, and orders will be taken when we meet at the car park – if you want to stay for lunch. Please do not phone orders through to event organiser Jane Mason beforehand, and no need to book your place.