Details: Taith hyfryd o Fae Whitesands i giât goffa Marion Herbert,,en,gan ymgorffori'r gorau o Sir Benfro,,en,arfordir dramatig,,en,brigiadau creigiog tyfu,,en,a phlatiau gwastad agored,,en,A darn o liwgar,,en,blodau arfordirol,,en,O,,en,....,,en,a dollop fawr o hanes a chwedl,,en,Ar hyd y ffordd byddwn yn trosglwyddo capel hynafol St Patrick,,en,Siambr gladdu Coetan Arthur,,en,Systemau caeau'r Oes Haearn,,en,a WW2 yn parhau,,en,Mae golygfeydd godidog yn dominyddu drwyddi draw,,en,yn enwedig i'r môr,,en,gan gynnwys goleudy Smalls,,en,gyda'i drychineb ei hun i'w ddweud,,en,Ac i'r Gogledd,,en,arfordir garw,,en,Goleuadau Strumble Head bell a garn Fawr Garn Fawr - yn codi'n mawreddog,,en,Gan edrych tua'r tir fe welwn weddillion setliad bach y Crynwyr,,en,Maes-y-Mynydd - cynhaliwyd llofruddiaeth yma a'r gwyliwr yn dal i wylio,,en,Ac mae Carn Penberry yn drawiadol iawn,,en, incorporating the best of Pembrokeshire: – dramatic coastline, towering rocky outcrops; and flat open plains. And a shroud of colourful, coastal flowers. Oh, ….. and a big dollop of history and legend!! Along the way we will pass the ancient chapel of St Patrick, Coetan Arthur burial chamber, Iron Age field systems: and WW2 remains. Magnificent views dominate throughout, particularly to seaward, including the Smalls lighthouse – with its own tragedy to tell! And to the North, rugged coastline, far distant Strumble Head light and mighty Garn Fawr – rising majestically. Looking inland we will see the remains of the small Quaker settlement, Maes-y-Mynydd – murder took place here and the haunted still watch! And impressive Carn Penberry beckons – a chymaint o storïau i'w dweud ......,,en,Aseswyd bod y daith hon yn 'Hawdd ond,,en,cymedrol mewn mannau,,en,Mae'r ffigur hwn o wyth o gerdded yn cynnig i Ffrindiau ddewis byr a cherdded hirach,,en,Y Llwybr Byr,,en,yn ymwneud,,en,milltiroedd ac mae,,en,wedi'i asesu fel 'hawdd / cymedrol,,en,mewn mannau,,en,A'r Taith Hwyrach,,en,milltiroedd ac eto yn cael ei asesu,,en,'Cymedrol' / hawdd,,en,Dechrau Lleoliad ac Amserau,,en,Bydd y daith gerdded yn cychwyn ym maes parcio Whitesands Bay,,en,Cyfeirnod Map OS,,en,SM73429,,ar,i gerddwyr hir,,en,dylem orffen,,en,Sylwch fod tâl parcio cyfradd unffurf o £ 5,,en,Prydau,,en,Byddwn yn anelu at gael picnic ar y llwybr a chyn i gerddwyr hir a byr rannu,,en,Mae yna hefyd gaffi ym maes parcio Whitesands Bay ar gyfer lluniaeth ar ddiwedd y daith,,en,Arweiniol ac Ymholiadau,,en. !!
This walk has been assessed as ‘Easy but moderate in places‘
Distances: This figure of eight walk offers Friends the choice of a short and a longer walk. The Short Walk is about 3.5 miles and is assessed as ‘easy/moderate’ in places. And the Longer Walk is about 8.5 miles and again is assessed as ‘moderate’/easy’ in places.
Start Location and Timings
The walk will start at Whitesands Bay car park (OS Map Reference: SM73429 27192) at 10:00 and, for long walkers, we should finish about 16:00. Note there is a flat rate car park charge of £5.
We will aim to have a picnic on route and before the long and short walkers split up. There is also a café at the Whitesands Bay car park for refreshments at the end of the walk.
Lead and Queries
Ian Pattinson (01239 821631). No need to book.
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, the closing date has now passed but if you want to join in then let Ian know by 29 March latest.
Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)
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. Bydd y cyflwyniadau yn cymryd tua dwy awr ac yna egwyl am ginio,,en,Mae llawer o gyfleusterau ar gael ym Marina Milffwrd i wneud eich trefniadau eich hun,,en,prynhawn,,en,yn y Marina Milffwrd,,en,yn y maes parcio ar lan y môr,,en,ger y fynedfa dociau Pen y Pier,,en,Rhagwelir y bydd y digwyddiad yn gorffen cyn 1530hrs,,en,Gall aelodau fynychu un neu'r ddau ddigwyddiad,,en,Chris Taylor,,en,Dim angen bwcio ymlaen llaw,,en. 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.
Details: A 7.5-mile linear walk along the Preseli Ridge, via Foel Drygarn, Carn Menyn, and the peak of Foel Cwmcerwyn, affording, weather permitting, panoramic views to all points of the compass. This walk may also take in the sites of two aircraft crashes in the area, which would extend the walk to approx. 8.5 miles. Sorry – no dogs.
This walk has been assessed as Moderate.
Timings & Meeting Point: Meet 10:30 in public car park at Rosebush. Grid Ref. SN 075 296 (turn left at the Old Post Office/Phone Box, NB. NOT the Tafarn Sinc carpark). As it is a linear walk, there will be car sharing to the start, so please make sure you have spare seats in your car. The walk should finish before 16:00 and Tafarn Sinc will be open for refreshments. Bring adequate gear, boots, water and lunch. No need to book, but phone Chris (or Ian Pattinson) with any queries.
NOTE: If the weather turns for the worse, we might cancel this walk – if so, an email will be sent out on Wednesday early evening and this webpage will be updated. If you are in doubt, or cannot easily see email, call Ian anytime up to 09:45 on the day.
Lead Organiser: Chris Taylor (01646-600225) Ian Pattinson (01239 821631