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Sunshine on Slebech with Lena Arnold

17 Pembrokeshire Ramblers set out from the car park overlooking the A40 at Canaston Bridge on Saturday morning, 7th July 2018, for a circular walk via Slebech Park. The first section of the walk was along the multiuser track and the walkers were glad of the shade offered by the overhead trees. On reaching the shoreline at Slebech Park the walkers took the anti-clockwise route along the permissive path network that PCNP, with permission from the park owners, had opened up.

After a short walk along the driveway the signed route is through fields and Oxland Woods to the reed beds on the shoreline. From here the path passes through the walled garden to the ruined church overlooking the river where lunch was taken in the shade of the church yard. After lunch the group split into two, with those wishing to take the shorter seven mile walk re tracing there steps along the multiuser track back to the start point.

The remaining walkers who had opted for the nine mile walk followed the signed route up to the A40 at Slebech.  After carefully crossing the very busy main road the route continued along farm tracks, quiet country lanes and fields back to the start point by 3pm. The walk was enjoyed by all and those who wished adjourned to the Bush Inn for well- earned refreshments and to watch the England game against Sweden.

Text by Lena Arnold and images by John Reeves.

Same Walk Different Day with John Reeves

The contrast between two consecutive days could not have been more remarkable,the high winds and torrential rain of the Saturday, the scheduled walk day, were replaced by weak sunshine on Sunday morning as the Ramblers set out from Wolfs Castle on a ten mile circular walk.

Starting from Lower Danbarch, the route was north skirting the Western Cleddau to the bridge on the Wolfs Castle to Bill Cross road. From here the walkers took the footpath to Brynhyfryd Farm, this route is rarely used and not maintained at present by PCC so the ramblers had cleared the obstructions and way marked the route prior to the walk. From Brynhaford it was along the road to Sealyham Bridge.

At this point those who wished to take the shorter five mile walk back through Wolfs Castle left the main group, who continued across country to the road at Lower Hall. From here it was “mud free” road walking,past the Burial Chamber at Garn Turne Rocks, lunch was taken nearby in the sunshine.

After lunch it was through fields and tracks to Bill Cross. Unfortunately the route past Lammas House was badly flooded, almost knee deep as one walker discovered, careful negotiation along the edge of the path kept most walkers reasonably dry.  The sun was still shining and the rest of the route via Little Treffgarne and Little Treffgare Rocks back to the start point passed off without any more problems.

The ground conditions were fairly good considering the recent bad weather and any obstructions caused by the storm could be easily by passed.

All the walkers agreed that the gamble on the weather had paid off and refreshments were taken at the  in Wolf Inn.

Text and images by John Reeves