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
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)
Event: This year marks the 218th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar at which Admiral Lord Nelson was victorious over the combined French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. And every year since, throughout the Royal Navy, Trafalgar Night dinners have been held to commemorate the event.
So how fitting that, in this Visit Wales’ ‘year of the sea’, we join in those commemorations with our own Friends Trafalgar Night Dinner, during which we will toast ‘The Immortal Memory – Admiral Lord Nelson’.
Nelson gave his life at Trafalgar and the Nation mourned the loss of its hero, but over time, the hurt has eased and today the dinner is a great occasion for fun and enjoyment in good company. And as we proceed through the meal, we will throw in a good measure of amusing explanation of some of the more unusual Naval mess-dinner rules!
Location: The dinner will take place at The Mariners Hotel in Haverfordwest on Saturday, 27 October. Friends should aim to arrive at about 19:00 and dinner will be served at 19:30 prompt.
Costs: The three course dinner will cost £26.50 per head. In order to keep costs down, we will not put wine on the table but instead, individuals will be invited to buy their own drinks throughout the evening. Menu choices will be distributed in due course.
Dress code: Dinner jacket/suit/Naval Uniform (entitled personnel) and equivalent for ladies.
Booking: The dining room in the Mariners can only seat 36 comfortably and so it is essential that Friends and partners wishing to attend should book for this event. You may request to bring a second couple (non-Friends) but priority will go to Friends and partners first. Follow this link to book your places or contact me at the number below. Bookings must be made by 1 Oct 2018 latest. If oversubscribed, I will draw names from a hat but will not do this until those who receive hard copy FNU have a time to apply.
Accommodation: For those wishing to stay overnight, The Mariners Hotel has agreed a discounted rate of £80.00 for a double room and £60.00 for a single. Please make your own accommodation arrangements direct with the hotel not through a booking agent (01437 763353) and be sure to quote ‘FPCNP’ if you wish to enjoy the discounted rate.
Contact: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)