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28 Sept 2017: Nevern – The Historic Church and Norman Castle

DETAILS: A unique chance to see and hear about Nevern church, its surrounds and the Norman Castle which stands over it. To be followed by a short walk for those who want to partake.

Steve Watkins will take you back through the history of the beautiful Nevern church, including the Ogham script found on stones, the beautifully carved Celtic Cross and the pilgrims’ cross, before we explore the Norman motte and bailey castle and expose the secrets of its brief but turbulent history. After a picnic in the castle those who wish to can partake of a short walk in the surrounding woods and river banks.

TIMINGS AND MEETING POINT: Meet inside Nevern church at 10:30am.

No need to book, bring a picnic. Well-behaved dogs for afternoon walk only.

CONTACT: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)

7 Sept 2017: A walk around Llys Y Fran

DETAILS: A 6.5-mile circular walk (or just do as much as you want to …) around Llys Y Fran reservoir in the capable hands of Margaret Sandland. This walk will provide a chance to experience the beautiful wildlife and bird watching in the wooded surrounds of the reservoir, and enjoy picturesque views of the nearby Preseli hills. We will have a self-provided picnic at one of the magical rest spots. One of the many highlights will be the walk below the spectacular 100 ft high dam!

TIMINGS AND MEETING POINT: The walk will start at 10:00am from the Cafeteria by the Main Entrance Car Park (SA63 4RR). Note there is a car parking charge.

No need to book, bring a picnic. Well-behaved dogs allowed.

CONTACT: Margaret Sandland (01437 731163) or Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)

19 August 2017: Tour of St Catherine’s Fort, Tenby

DETAILS: This promises to be a really interesting day. Most people are familiar with the fort on St. Catherine’s Island, off the South Beach in Tenby – what was it built to defend against; when was it built; what was it armed with; and what about the people who occupied it?

Come and find out the answers to these questions from Tudor Thomas, the Chair of Tenby Civic Society who will give us an exclusive guided tour of the fort. There will be a nominal £2 per head entrance charge for the fort.

Sturdy footwear for the fort is recommended.

TIMINGS AND MEETING POINT: 10.00am in front of the Dennis Café at the foot of the ramp to Castle Sands.

No need to book.

CONTACT: Ian Pattinson (telephone number: 01239 821631)

22 July 2017: A Maritime Extravaganza Walk to Mynydd Dinas and then around Dinas Island

MEETING LOCATION: Meet 10am at roadside parking area below and directly East of Mynydd Dinas (Grid Reference SN01653700) Wear sturdy footwear.

EVENT: This is a two-location Event starting up on the Carningli Range overlooking Fishguard and Newport bays and then after a short walk to enjoy the views, we will jump back into cars and drive to Pwllgwaelod (free car park with toilets) to begin walk a circular walk around Dinas Island.

Distances: 1 mile and 3.5 miles. Take a picnic with you. This will be an opportunity to enjoy stunning coastal views and hear some of Pembrokeshire’s finest maritime tales of pirates and wreckers and a few other bits and pieces. The Sailors Safety pub is right next to the car park at the end of the walk for those who wish to enjoy a tot of rum before setting course for home!

LEADERS: Tim Sims-Williams and Ian Pattinson, both once dashing young Naval Officers – and now not quite so young but still very dashing!

CHARGES: Completely free.

For further information on this ‘maritime extravaganza’, please contact Ian Pattinson (01239 821631).