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Saturday 20th October 2018: FPCNP AGM

CALLING NOTICE FOR THE FRIENDS’ OCTOBER 2018 AGM

10.15 for 11.15am, Saturday 20th October 2018

Oriel y Parc, St Davids

The 28th AGM of the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Registered Charity no. 1012091) will be held on Saturday, 20th October 2018 at Oriel y Parc Gallery and National Park Visitor Centre, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6NW.
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CANCELLED Saturday 3 November 2018: Pendine to Amroth Linear Walk

The weather on Saturday does not look good enough to risk this exposed walk and, therefore, it is with regret, that we have taken the decision to cancel the walk. 
Apologies for the inconvenience but your safety and comfort is paramount.

 

Details:  This 7 mile walk along one of the more challenging sections of our coast, (actually starting in Carmarthenshire), provides great views of the southern coast along Carmarthen Bay to the east, across to the Gower Peninsula, (and Somerset and Lundy Island – on a good day!) to the south, and of course, lovely, ever-changing views to the West as we walk ‘home’.  Starting at Pendine Sands with its history of land speed trials, and keeping close to the coast, ‘up hill and down dale’ six or seven times, it will be taken at a leisurely pace, to arrive back at Amroth at 1500 hrs. (approx.) with a choice of establishments for a brief refreshment if required.  There are no short cuts, but anyone with a reasonable degree of fitness will have no problem at all tackling this walk. This walk is assessed as ‘Moderate/Hard’.

Timing and Meeting Point:  Park in the main car park at Amroth, behind the shops, GR SN163 071, in time to catch the No. 351, 0923 bus to Pendine.  (Bring bus passes if appropriate). The bus stop is to the western end of the promenade, in front of the shops, – a footpath leads from the car park. SORRY, NO DOGS.   Wear appropriate gear, and bring lunch and water.

Lead Organiser:   Chris Taylor 01646-600225.  (In case of a poor forecast, ring Chris on Friday evening, as the walk, which affords little shelter, could be postponed).

 

Photo provided by Visit Wales 2014

Tuesday 9 October 2018: Marloes and Dale Park Walk

Details:  We start the walk from the car park passing the old Youth Hostel, cross the fields and join the coast path.  On our left is Gateholm  (the site of a medieval monastery) and on our right an Iron Age earth works.  From there we come to the site of the Albion shipwreck and continue on to Deer Park.  If the weather is kind to us, we can picnic there and enjoy views to Skomer, Grassholm and the whole of St Brides Bay.  After lunch we back track a little picking up the lane to Marloes Mere (maybe see some migrating ducks) and back to the car park.   We should be back by 2.30 ish.

After the walk refreshments can be enjoyed in Marloes Village at either The Lobster Pot or the Clock House cafe but I can’t guarantee they will be open.

The walk is classed as “easy”  It is about  5/6 miles long.  Bring a picnic and the usual stout walking gear.

Timings and Meeting Point:  Meet at the National Trust car park (SM7793 0823 near Marloes Mere). This is not the  car park at Martin’s Haven. The walk will start at 10:30.

Lead Organiser:  Margaret Sandland  (01437 731163)  

Saturday 27 October: St Brides Pump House

The engine and pump will be running between 2 and 4pm, with Chris Taylor on hand to answer your questions. More information on the Pump House here.