Walking with Clive

Walking with Clive, or St. Peter's Plodders (as it is commonly known) is a great way to stay fit and socialise with others in the community.

Whenever possible we will include the next route in plenty of time for you get your boots polished.

Clive gives details of the route including the length so that you know if it's a quite stroll, and energetic ramble, or full out mountain climbing.

The photographs are from the previous months walk.

Oh, did we forget to mention, there's often chips at the end of the walk!!!



Penglais Nature Park (4:0 miles) Saturday 12th May.

We shall be leaving St Peter’s Church at 09:30 hrs and drive to Aberystwyth parking the cars in the left hand lay-by at the top of hill. The walk then crosses the road through the Halls of Residence and enters the newly restored Nature Trail adjacent to the Golf course. Taking a circular route we eventually arrive at the top of Constitution Hill. We shall avail ourselves of the cafe there before proceeding down the hill, along the prom and then make our way back to the cars.

Famed for its spring displays of bluebells, the Penglais Nature Park is situated on the north end of Aberystwyth. The beautiful woodland scenery of the park is a favourite local haven. The park is also the site of an old quarry as evidenced by its rocky slopes. Additionally, the park is the only UNESCO Man and Biosphere Urban Reserve in Wales.

Clive May 2018


Walking with Clive - March 2018

Yes folks!! At last we managed to get our March walk in. Though the weather forecast wasn’t favourable, our intrepid Plodders decided to go for it, and were rewarded with dry weather. The scenery was typical late winter, with the only sign of Spring being the lambs, Daffodils and Snow Drops. We all rewarded ourselves with food at Maengwyn Cafe on our return. Roll on the warmer weather.
Unfortunately folks there will be no walk in April, family duties are calling. Hopefully by May the weather will have settled and we’ll be able to go further afield by then.



Walking with Clive - February 2018

Darowen - Abercegir Circular. Sat 11th (5 miles)

I am acutely aware that our walks have been non-existent in the last couple of months for varies reasons, the weather mainly. No one is more disappointed than I, we must try our hardest to get our February walk in. So, except for a hurricane we will be walking the above. Look forward to seeing you all, and maybe “new members” or shall we call them “Ploddies” until they graduate!!!!!!

Meet at St Peter’s at 9:30 am, we will then travel to Darowen and park by the Church. The walk is along lonely tarmac roads with wonderful views across the valley to Dylife. Please bring packed lunch if you like, but I suggest we repair to Maengwyn Cafe on our return and finish off our walk with refreshments.


Walking with Clive - Jan 2018

Dear Walkers, due weather conditions prevailing at the moment, there will be no walk in January, A Happy New Year to one and all.


Walking with Clive - December 2017

Dear All.

As you will be aware there is no walk in December for two reasons. One I will be AWOL on that date and two, we normally suspend walking during the months of December and January due to inclement weather. Should the weather be kind in January we may perhaps be able to get a walk in, but will look at that possibility closer to the time. I would like through this page like to thank all of you who took part in the sponsored walk for “Children in Need” last month and those of you who gave generously for this worthy cause. I am so pleased to tell you that we raised the magnificent sum of £576, a big pat on the back to all.

I look so forward to our walks each month and encourage anyone who hasn’t been out with the Plodders to join us. Not only is it good company but:

Movement is good. We all have two legs, which means he should stand on them and not be sitting all day. So walking is good . Also when one walks, the bones improve. You breathe in more air and in general, help the system work.

Because you are exercising your body by being mobile and getting blood circulating; you are also breathing in more oxygen. Your blood pressure is lowered and your cholesterol levels as a result, it also keeps your fit and makes you feel better because of certain chemicals that are released from your brain which helps improve your mood.


But I don’t have to tell the Plodders, they are already out there.