Past Events since 2008


A Brief Outline of Interesting Events, Visits, Walks and Talks organised by the Friends between 2008 and March 2015

March 2015 – Carew Castle Guided Archaeological tour and walk


February 2015 – A sustainable future for inshore fishing in Pembrokeshire, Jerry Percy


December 2014 – Friends Annual Carol Service


November 2014 – Pembrokeshire seabirds, John Archer-Thompson


October 2014 – Milford Haven Port Authority – the future, Mark Andrews


September 2014 – Guided nature walk at Freshwater East


August 2014 – Family rock pooling day St Bride’s


June 2014 – Dale Open gardens and visit to Dale Fort/Field Study Centre


May 2014 – Guided visit to Caldey Island


April 2014 – AGM – Oriel y Parc


April 2014 – Archaeology in Pembrokeshire and links to Stonehenge


March 2014 – A walk in the Saundersfoot area, led by Steve Drinkwater


February 2014 – Pembroke Castle past and present – Castle Manager


January 2014 – The restoration of Roch Castle – Peter Holden, Acanthus Holden Architects


November 2013 – National Parks Conference, Tenby


November 2013 – Wind turbines Friends Planning Briefing, Richard James


October 2013 – Woodlands in Our National Park, Canolfan Pentre Ifan, Celia Thomas


July 2013 – Visit, lunch and walk on the National Trust Stackpole Estate


June 2013 – A day in St David’s including Tyu’r Pererin the new education centre and a foraging walk


May 2013 – Guided visit to Skomer island


April 2013 – AGM – Nevern Village Hall and visit to Nevern Castle


March 2013 – Visit to Pembrokeshire Produce


February 2013 – Tenby Guided Walk – cancelled due to ill health


February 2013 – Friend’s Civic Service, St David’s Cathedral to celebrate the 60th Anniversary


January – 2013 – The Darwen Centre – Marten Lewis, Manager


December 2012 – Annual Carol Service and tea party St Bridget’s Church, St Bride’s


November 2012: The marine world of Pembrokeshire, Sue Burton


November 2012 – Guided Tour of Picton Castle


October 2012 – Walking in the Lawrenny/Landshipping area led by Chris Taylor


September 2012 Celebration walk and lunch Marloes peninsula, led by the Walmsleys


July 2012: Visit to RWE npower Pembroke Power Station


June 2012: Trip to Snowdonia National Park – overnight including visits to the ‘electric mountain’ Caernarfon, Snowdon Mountain Railway and Bodnant


May 2012: Wildflower walk on the Treginnis peninsula near St David’s with NT warden, Nicky Middleton-Jones


March 2012: The Witches Cauldron, Syd Howells Geologist – Walk to Ceibwr Bay – Penrallt Garden Centre


February 2012: “From Doormice to Water Buffalo” – Wildlife Trust Reserve Management – Nathan Walton


January 2012: The Pembrokeshire Coast NP – Chief Executive Tegryn Jones Illustrated Talk


December 2011: St Bride’s Castle Tea and Carol Service in the Church


October 2011: Visit to Bluestone Holiday Village


September 2011 : Crash sites on the Preselis – joint walk with the ramblers


September 2011: Castlemartin Range Trail – recently opened path along the boundary of the Castlemartin Range


July 2011: Really Wild Food Festival, St David’s – Friends’ Stand


June 20th:2011 Dale Open

July 2011: Visit to MH Port Authority and Coastguards


June 2011: 20th Anniversary Cruise on River Cleddau


May 2011 20th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner at the Wolfcastle Country Hotel


April 2011 – Opening of the Pembrokshire trail – Wiseman’s Bridge to Newport


April 2011: AGM – Lawrenny Village Hall


March 2011: Joint Friends/Ramblers walk – Middle Mill, Solva


February 20111: Pembrokeshire – the otter county – Geoff Liles talk


January 2011: Coastal Pembrokeshire – a photographic exploration with John Archer Thompson


December 2010: Tea and Carol Service: St Bride’s


November 2010: Visit to working farm in the Park – Castlemartin


October 2010: St Florence – guided walk with Terry John


September 2010: Afordir Coastal Heritage Project – archaeological walk along the coast path with Polly Groom from Pwll Deri to Strumble Head


November 2011: Part 2 Coastal Pembrokeshire – John Archer Thompson


September 2010: Joint Friends/Ramblers walk over Preseli visiting WW2 aeroplane crash site


July 2010: Visit to Sunderland Flying Boat Centre – Pembroke Dock


July 2010: Visit to South Hook, LNG

June 2010: Welsh National Park Societies Weekend – St David’s inc Oriel y Parc, Ramsey Island, talk on sustainable tourism by Andy Middleton


May 2010: Peregrines with John Potter – visit to a Peregrine nesting site


April 2010: AGM – Newport Boat Club


March 2010: The Forgotten Coalfield – Dr Marten Connop Price


February 2010: Historical walk around Milford Haven led by Terry John


January 2010: Exhibition and Presentation of Tidal Energy Project: Tidal Energy Ltd, plans to generate electricity in Ramsey Sound


December 2009: Christmas tea at St Bride’s Castle and Carol Service at St Bride’s Church


November 2009: Pembrokeshire Railway Story – Lionel White



October 2009: Visit to NP HQ, Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock


October 2009: Castlemartin Range – Joint Friends/Ramblers walk


September 2009: The sisters’ houses and walk through Minwear woods – near Canaston Bridge


July/August 2009 Family Beach days – St Bride’s


July 2009: Welsh National Park Societies meeting in Snowdonia



June 2009: Guided Tour of the Coastal Artillery Fort at Chapel Bay, Angle – George Geear, owner


June 2009: Joint Friends/Ramblers – Summer solstice walk on the Preselis


May 2009: Skomer seabird spectacular – evening guided boat trip around the island


April 2009: Friends AGM – Oriel y Parc – St David’s


March 2009: Secret Places on the NT Stackpole Estate – all day guided walk


February 2009: Historical Tour of Pembroke – Terry John guided walk



2009 January 2009: “Flying Boat Heaven’ – talk by John Evans, Project Manager of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust


December 2008: Tea at St Bride’s Castle, followed by Carol Service.


November 2008: “ A kind of Starlight” – talk on lighthouses of Pembrokeshire by Frans Nicholas RIBA


October 2008: Windmill and Lime Kilns, Dale. In the company of historic Building Consultant, Claire Deacon. Followed by afternoon tea at Brook House, Dale.


Sept 2008: Joint Friends/Ramblers Walk around St David’s Head


Sept 2008 Visit to Energy Centre, Bluestone Holiday Village


July/August x 2: Family Beach days –


July 2008: Guided Walk on Ramsey Island, RSPB Reserve


June 2008 Summer Solstice – joint Friends/Ramblers walk


June 2008 Pembrokeshire Landscape Gallery, St David’s Oriel y Parc – design and construction guided tour Phil Roach, NP Head of Project


May 2008 Cwm yr Eglws – guided tour with Rex Harries

April AGM 2008 Lamphey Village Hall


March 2008: Celebrating the Last Invasion of 1797

11am – Visit the Last Invasion Tapestry at Fishguard Town Hall

1.30 to 4pm Ian Meopham led a walk retracing the steps of the French soldiers including the memorial at Carregwastad



February 2008 “What’s Lurking in the Undergrowth?”

Roger Thomas, historian and military support officer for English Heritage.

Buildings with Military Connections in Pembrokeshire


February 2008 Joint walk with Pembrokeshire Ramblers. Dinas, Coast and mountain