Wed 20th February 2019: Last Invasion of Britain Tour

Details:  Almost to the day of the 222nd anniversary of the landing of a French invasion force, at Carreg Wasted, we will walk and visit the principle sites. of this wonderful piece of Pembrokeshire history.  In large part, this is a repeat of a tour first held last year, which was so popular that we decided to do it again this year, but with some new anecdotes and details!

The day will start with a three mile circular walk from the village of Llanwnda, out to the French landing ground at Carreg Wasted and then back via Trehowell  farm where the French established their headquarters. The walk has been assessed as Easy with one gentle descent and one climb.

We will then proceed to Goodwick, to the point where the French surrendered, before moving on to Fishguard town to visit Jemima Nicholas’s gravestone and the Last Invasion tapestry.  There is also the option of having lunch in the Royal Oak, where the surrender was negotiated. And the final stop on the tour will the Fishguard fort where the first shot was fired in the campaign.

Timings and Meeting Point: Meet at 10:00 in the centre of Llanwnda village. Later we will drive to Goodwick and then Fishguard. We might be able to do some car-share for the move but bring change for the Fishguard car park.  Should finish about 15.00

Non-Members are very welcome but need to register in advance by emailing newsandviews@fpcnp.org.uk and will be asked to pay £5 per person on the day (please bring correct money)

Refreshments: Self-paying lunch for those who want it in the Royal Oak or you can do your own thing.  If you want lunch in the Royal Oak let Ian know by 17 Feb absolute latest.

Weather: There is no wet weather alternative so come prepared with waterproofs and sturdy shoes/walking boots: it will be muddy in places.

Lead Organiser:  Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)