Details: This 7 mile walk, with shorter options for those who want them, starts from Bosherston and will take in the path to Grassy Bridge and on to Eight Arch Bridge over to Stackpole cafe which was originally a coal depot. Then for those who want to, we can go over to Barafundle (which is a Heritage beach) then on to Broad Haven South Beach and back to the car park. The actual walk on the day will be dependent on the weather, of course. On a clear day you can see Lundy Island. Should be back by 4pm latest.
This walk is graded as ‘Easy’.
Timing and Meeting Point: Meet at the Bosherston National Trust car park (SA71 5DR) at 10.30am. Bring your NT membership card if you have one, otherwise there’s a parking charge.
Lead Organiser: Margaret Sandland (01437 731163)
Details: Simon Hancock, the castle and museum curator will give us an introduction to the castle, from its construction in the time of Edward Longshanks to its ravaging in the 1648 and touch on such famous visitors as King Richard II and Oliver Cromwell, during our tour of the grounds.
This will be followed by a tour of the museum and its exhibits, including copies of Oliver Cromwell’s letters ordering the destruction of the castle. There is also a fine model of the castle, as it would have looked in 1394. Thereafter, you will be free to browse the museum at your leisure.
Timings and Meeting Point: Meet at the Castle Museum car park at 19:00. The event will finish about 20:30.
Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631).
Details: The Public Affairs Manager for Valero, Stephen Thornton, will give us an insider view of ‘Valero and the Welsh Oil Refining Sector’ and will cover: why Pembrokeshire was chosen; the basic processes used to transform crude oils; and the company’s commitment to the community, the environment and the economy.
Valero Energy Corporation, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. It has nearly 10,000 employees, throughout its 15 petroleum refineries around the world, with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.45 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Timings and Meeting Point: The talk will take place in the first floor Conference Room of the Mariners Hotel in Haverfordwest (SA61 2DU), commencing at 19:00.
Tea and coffee can be purchased from the bar on the ground floor.
There is ample car parking at the hotel.
Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)
Details: This linear walk was created a couple of years ago by the MOD/PCNPA to permit off-road walking around, and at places, in, the northern perimeter of Castlemartin West Tank Firing Range. The walk starts at the wonderful, wild Freshwater West beach, then branching inland, taking in views west to the Islands, north to the Preselis, and south across the Range. An opportunity to see the whole Tank Range is afforded at a specially constructed viewing site, and with luck there may be a tank ‘battle’ under way. A surprisingly interesting inland, easy, level, walk. (NB. This is not the walk that can be arranged with National Park Authority, through the Range itself). SORRY, NO DOGS.
Distance: Approximately 7.5-8.0 miles. Wear boots and appropriate gear.
This walk is graded as ‘Easy‘
Start location and Timing: Meet at Bosherston NT Car Park at 10:00 hrs. (OS Map reference SR 967 948) Parking charge, but free for NT members (bring NT membership cards). Car share to Freshwater West to commence walk, therefore only two per car initially, please. Cars will ferry people back to Bosherston at the end of the walk. The walk should finish by 15:30 hrs.
Bring a packed lunch, water and refreshments as required. At the end of the walk we can visit the Bosherston pub, café or hostelry en-route to Pembroke.
Lead & Queries:
Chris Taylor (01646-600225).