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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.
Text by Lena Arnold. Images by John Reeves,
Pembrokeshire Ramblers walk 10th March 2019
With wind speeds of 30mph together with gusts of 51mph from the WNW/W/WSW forecast, it was decided to redesign the walk, cutting out two thirds of the planned coastal part going southwards from St Brides to Musselwick Sands.
We departed from Marloes village and walked directly north up to Brides Haven where we enjoyed coffee, some delicious baklava, and the crashing waves in the bright sunshine. Continuing to St. Brides castle (now time - share apartments), with the wind ahead (so strong someone compared it to walking across the Artic!) we followed alternative paths back towards Marloes where 5 ramblers, feeling sufficiently refreshed, and having other commitments, were able to leave us. The remaining 13 then continued towards the south coast, lunching next to the bird hide at Marloes Mere (such was the sunshine in a sheltered spot, that to have sat inside the hide was not even considered!).
Walking with the wind on our backs, the path was followed from Gateholm Stack until we turned back up past Green Mire Cottage, returning to the north coast just east of High Point. Again with the wind on our backs, the coastal path was followed only as far as Musselwick’s Black Cliff from where we returned to Marloes (and a welcome pint after a 10 1/2 mile walk).
Text and images from Val John