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Castle Dock & Cheriton Bottom National Trust Woods – walk on 4th May 2013
9 members were lead by through the two woodland areas. Although the day was promoted by National Trust for family walks, no one joined us. Those who we saw who were participating in the open day on the Stackpole Estate did not seem to be upwards of 8 years old, plus their accompanying adults. The event did not seem to have been publicised locally. The woods were glorious with the promise, not yet fulfilled, of masses of bluebells. The garlic however was out in abundance.
The forecast temperature was 11, feels like 8, but in the shade of the trees, and with the sunshine, it was 11 feels like 16. The rate of tree fall in the woods seemed significant with new falls every visit over the last few months but, with regular clearance, it does not present a difficulty.
Warning: as from the 25th May 2013 the car park above the One Arch Bridge will sport a pay and display machine with parking costing £5 for the day and £2 after 2pm. Alternative free parking is available at the car park at the entrance to the woods, carry on past the right turn to the one Arch Bridge, and it is on the left, a bit rough and ready, but fine.
Text by George Allingham.
Garn Fawr/Carragwastad/Pwll Deri walk on 5th May 2013
22 "long" and "shorter" members, plus 1 guest, Jackie, enjoyed glorious sunshine, descending from the car park at Garn Fawr (which shortly afterwards filled to capacity) up over Garn Fechn and then a gentle descent to Carragwastad Point and thence along the coast where a leisurely and sheltered lunch was had. Following lunch the shorter distance (15) walkers headed inland, along a path which Graham, and others, had helped to clear some years ago, to the car park, via North Pole. Those taking the longer route strode on the coast path to Strumble Head and up to the Pwll Deri youth hostel, for a well-earned rest. The path from Strumble to Pwll Deri was quite rough and with a lot of loose stones, so somewhat more strenuous than the distance would indicate.
The shorter walk group covered 6 miles and longer walk group, just short of 9 miles.
Jeanette joined an increasing number of first time walk leaders taking up the role over the past few months and lead the full group, with a little cautious advice from George, until lunchtime, where she took the larger group back to Garn Fawr, with George leading the balance, mainly from the back.
Text by George Allingham.