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Pembrokeshire Ramblers “Mist” the rain with John Reeves.

The prospect of an 8 mile coast path walk with heavy rain forecast appeared daunting at 8am on Saturday morning, but as walk leader it was my responsibility to make the journey to Marloes Peninsula to see how many walkers would brave the elements. By 10.30 am on Saturday 27th January a total of twelve walkers had assembled, including two visitors from Carmarthen Ramblers, who set out under leaden but dry skies.

The first section of the route was along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path starting at Musselwick Sands and walking to Martins Haven. Plans to take shelter at the visitors centre in Martins Haven were thwarted as it was closed, but fortunately this was not required as it still remained dry. After a visit to the Lookout Station in the Deer Park, lunch was taken in the lee of the rocks at Wooltack Point which affords fine views of Skomer Island, except by this time the mist had arrived and we could no longer see the Lookout Station we had previously visited.

After lunch we proceeded south, into the blustery on shore wind to Marloes Sands where we left the Coast Path and headed inland to the car park beside Runwayskiln youth hostel, our start point. Although muddy in places, due to weeks of rain, the walk was carried out in the dry having avoided the heavy rain that had been forecast.

Everyone was pleased they had made the effort and we adjourned to the Lobster Pot in Marloes village for refreshments. Many thanks to all who turned up.

Text and images by John Reeves.


A Circular walk around Tenby with Madeleine Bland

On Sunday 11th Febraury, 18 Ramblers met at Penally railway station on a bright and cold morning. They began by walking the full length of Tenby South Beach before traversing Castle Hill, passing the old and new Lifeboat stations. Next they walked above the harbour & North Beach stopping to admire the fine views of the Gower peninsula and Worms head, before taking the coast path towards Saundersfoot.

Lunch was taken in Allens View, a delightful woodland garden (now run by Tenby Civic Society) which gave great views back towards Caldey island & Tenby and on the other side towards Monkstone Point, Amroth & Pendine. The walkers admired the sculptures of birds of prey as well thespring flowersjust coming into bloom. Descending to Waterwynch Bay some members explored a cave before turning inland and crossing the A478 road and entering the woods heading towards Knightson Bottom.

The group then returned to Tenby town centre via woodland footpaths, the final path being alongside the cemetery which revealed lots of spring woodland flowers. After walking through Tenby the Ramblers returned to Penally on the footpath alongside the railway but owing to flooding the final part was completed instead on south Beach.

Text and images by Madeleine Bland