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Exploration of Colby Woodland Garden with Madeleine Bland
After an extremely windy night 10 hardy Ramblers met at Amroth on the 27th January for a 5 mile walk in the environs of the National trust property of Colby Woodland Gardens. The valley was sheltered from the worst of the wind and with the sun breaking through, the walk turned out to be very pleasant
The walkers began by following the lane northwards towards Amroth Farm before branching off on a wooded footpath which led back down into the valley. They then followed footpaths along the eastern side of the valley before reaching Colby Lodge. The ramblers headed north into Carg-y-borion woods, stopping to admire Little Crag-y-borion cottage newly renovated by the National Trust for use by their volunteers. The circular walk passed through woods and fields which gave fine views to Caldey Island, and the Gower peninsula, before returning to the Colby Lodge meadow area for lunch.
The walkers returned on elevated footpaths along the west side of the valley, well maintained by the National Trust with seats and wood carvings to add to the interest. They then followed the footpath onto the main road back into Amroth. Some Ramblers then enjoyed a drink at the newly refurbished Amroth Arms.
Text and images by Madeleine Bland.
Letterston Walk, “Better the other way round.”with Lena Arnold
The last time the Pembrokeshire Ramblers did this walk was in July 2017, it started raining half way through the walk and continued for the next two hours. Not pleasant! This Sunday twenty walkers set out, from the lay by just north of Letterston, under clearing skies to retrace the walk but going in the opposite direction to the previous walk.
After crossing the rail line the route was through Heathfield Wood, a little muddy in places and with a few minor obstructions, on through fields to Priskilly Golf club. The next section was south through Priskilly Woods, no problems here and back across the rail line to a lane leading back to Letterston. It was at this point that those who had opted for the short five mile walk left the main group and made their way back to the start point. The remaining seventeen walkers continued parallel with the rail line to Welsh Hook
After a short road walk through Welsh Hook the next section was north along well signed footpaths through the woods of Letterston Moorland to Letterston church. From here it was a straight forward route back to the start point by 3 pm, a walk of about 7.5 miles. All agreed it was a good walk and this time no rain! Those who wished adjourned to the Wolf’s Inn for refreshments.