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Karen Durham’s Walk on Saturday 19th May 2018

Nineteen ramblers met at Narberth Car Park on Saturday 19th May, on a glorious sunny Royal Wedding day.  The walk was taken from Pembrokeshire Life Magazine written by rambler June Howells.  

From the car park we entered onto the footpath, just down from the RAOB Club House.  In the hedges and woods along the footpath were blankets of bluebells.  We crossed through fields, over new duckboards, bridges and many new gates until we came to a ford, where we crossed over the bridge and made our way up the narrow lane to Robeston Wathen.  After offering the Ramblers a chance to purchase an ice cream at the garage (no takers) we made our way down the hill to the A40 where we crossed the busy road.  

We proceeded to walk through miniature woodland, passing cows in a field to a sunken lane where we followed the diversion. We had our lunch in the meadow where some of us caught up on the pictures of the Royal Wedding on Google.  We then made our way into Minwear Woods followed by an abundance of flowers of many colours in the hedgerows.  Now following a slightly different version to the magazine we made our way along the road back to Narberth Town and after a steep hill climb at the end of the walk we all went to the public house for a well-deserved drink. Many thanks to all who supported me on the walk.

Text & photos by Karen Durham

Rhoscrowther to Freshwater West with Chris Wellings

On a bright and sunny morning of 3rd June, sixteen of us gathered at the starting point to begin this 9.5 mile walk. After a brief description of what to expect we set off along the bank of the river Cleddau towards Angle with the large compound of the old BP storage depot on our left. The tide was almost full and the water clear and calm as we proceeded. It was hot, so when we reached the shade of some trees we stopped for refreshments and a cool down.  We continued up the hill along a quiet country lane until we turned left at the junction and picked up the footpath on our right which led us down through potato fields to the coast path. We followed this for a short distance until we got to a rise where we stopped to admire the magnificent views across the sandy bay of Freshwater West.

It wasn't long before we reached the beach and walked across among the bathers and surfers until we stopped and had our lunch on the foreshore. Lunch over we crossed the road and followed the footpath which led us along the boundary of the MOD land until we reached the village of Castlemartin. We went through the village and visited the interesting church on the outskirts before proceeding across the Corse and along an ancient footpath that linked Castlemartin church with the church at Pwllcrochan. We climbed the hill and left the path and followed the Angle road back before joining another path which led us to a minor road that passed Neath farm entrance. Soon we turned left and followed this road back to our cars. It was a hot day for walking, but we all enjoyed and most of us went off to the nearest Inn for much needed refreshments.

Text by Chris Wellings. Images by Zoe Lauder