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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!!!

 


 

Circular Route of Machynlleth February 2016

Meet at:

St. Peter's Church

09.30 Saturday 13th February 2016

As this is our first walk in 2016 and indeed our first for a couple of months and with a backward glance at the weather, I have deided to keep our walk this month local. Meeting at St Peter’s Church at 09:30 hrs we shall then proceed down the Garsion then walking across the fields and railway line to the banks of the river Dyfi.

We then walk upstream across the main road ay Dyfi Bridge and carry on up stream to eventually come out before the entrance to Dolguag Caravan site. We the walk through the site and out to the main road and Felyngerig . From there we shall proceed around the Penrhos and back into town via the Golf Course and Tre-owain.


January 2016 Walk

Welsh Coastal Path Llanbedr to Tal-Y -Bont (5 miles)
Saturday 9th January

Catching the 08:53 train to Llanbedr, we shall then follow the coastal path back to Tal-y-Bont. Looking across to Shall Island on our right and Llanbedr Airfield on our left, we then follow the  remote beach south for over 2 miles before turning inland to our destination.  Return trains go at 12:44 and 14:44, so no need to rush.

Packed lunch required, and a bonus, your Bus Passes are now excepted on the train to Pwllhelli so no charge for those of you old enough.

A note of caution, the walk will only go ahead if the weather is suitable as this is an exposed coastline. I will endeavour to give people sufficient warning.

As we all know due to circumstances outside our control, the Plodders Christmas Dinner did not take place. Having spoken to several people we will now have our meal in the New Year. The venue will still be the Wynnstay  (if possible) as I feel they need our support as they go through this difficult time. Will keep you all informed.

As we look forward to 2016 and hopefully the signs of spring in the not to distant future, I would like to take this opportunity thank all of you who have supported the Plodders this past year . I sincerely hope you have enjoyed the walks and the company as much as I have.

Look forward to seeing you all on the next walk, and remember new members are more than welcome.

Clive


Welsh Coastal Path Llanbedr to Tal-Y -Bont (5 miles)
Saturday 14th November.

Catching the 08:53 train to Llanbedr, we shall then follow the coastal path back to Tal-y-Bont. Looking across to Shell Island on our right and Llanbedr Airfield on our left, we then follow the  remote beach south for over 2 miles before turning inland to our destination.  Return trains go at 12:44 and 14:44, so no need to rush. Packed lunch required, and a bonus, your Bus Passes are now accepted on the train to Pwllhelli so no charge for those of you old enough.

 

~ October Update ~

 

The November walk carried on where our other walks left off, dry and pleasant weather ideal for walking. The walk around R.S.P.B Ynys-Hir unusually quite was perfect for seeing the Autumn colours. I have to say not many birds in view though, save a lot of Canada Geese. As always the ubiquitous horse got in on the picture, we do seem to attract them. Perhaps we should start a St Peter’s Jockey Club!!!!!!

oct plodders


October 2015

The Estuary at Ynys-Hir (4 miles) Saturday 10th

We will be catching the 09:30 bus to Aberystwyth getting off in Eglwys Fach, then a short walk to the reserve.

Walking through the reserve varied habitat where excellent bird-life abounds with extended views into the saltmarsh of the estuary.

If you are not a RSPB member there is an entrance charge, which represents excellent value.

The buses back to Machynlleth go on the hour every hour from Eglwys Fach, so either catching the 1pm or 2pm
Packed lunch required.

 

~ September Update ~

The weather played it’s part in our September walk in as much as we decided “discretion was the better part of valour” not to do the planned walk, but instead got off the train in Tonfannau and walked in and around the Tywyn and Bryncrug area.

Whilst we were few in number, enthusiasm more than made up for it and the weather played it’s part.

As you can see from the picture we came across some weird carvings of people on our walk. They are the one’s made of wood and not in blue by the way!!!!

sep walk


 

September 2015

Taith Ardudwy Way.
(4.5 miles) Saturday 12th September.

Catching the 08:57 train to Tal y Bont (Merionedd) we will walk part of the middle section of the  Ardudwy Way before returning to Tal y Bont catching the 14:54 train home arriving Machynlleth  at 15:54.

Unfortunately bus passes are not accepted until end of September, but it’s a walk I want us to do before the weather turns!!

Packed lunch required.

 

~ August Walk ~

Our August walk saw us walking the hills above the Rheidol valley not that far from Devil’s Bridge.

Once again the views where to die for and the weather gorgeous, as you can see we once again came across the ubiquitous horse which seems to feature in quite a lot of walk photo’s. Indeed, we could have done with a few of them through the high fern and brambles we encountered on one part of the walk. I thought I was walking with a load of Pygmies !!!

But we battled through, nothing gets in the way of the Plodder’s.

aug walk