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!!!
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!!!!
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.
The Trisant Lakes (4.5 miles) Saturday 8th August.
Once again we head into Cardiganshire for our August walk. Leaving from St Peter’s Church at 09;30 hrs we shall be driving down to Aberystwyth and then head out on the A4120 Devil’s Bridge road.
The walk is similar to lasts month walk with 360 degree views but encompassing three lakes this time. The lakes were originally used to supply water to the local lead mines.
Packed lunches required, but no doubt we’ll try and find somewhere on the way home for a cuppa and a debrief. Depending on numbers we might need volunteers to take their car.
~ July Walk ~
Our merry band Plodders are pictured holding back the waters of Llyn Craigypistyll. Having reccied the walk, I thought it relatively flat, but there was a bit of huffing and puffing, still the views, the company and the exercise was good for the soul. Someone even tried to walk on water whilst helping Plodders across the swollen stream.
Llyn Craigypistyll & Llyn Syfydrin (5 miles) Sat 11th July.
Leaving from St Peter’s at 09:30 hrs prompt we will drive to Pendam (above Penrhyncoch) parking at the forestry car park adjacent to Llyn Pendam. This walk incudes 2 secluded lakes, (bathing costumes optional) a sense of solitude and scenary to die for, and should take around 3 hours. Just joking about the bathing costumes !!!. Packed lunches essential as no cafes available. (Picture below)
June walk update
Unfortunately the above walk was cancelled last month due to the forecast of inclement weather. As it turned out the weather wasn’t as bad as forecast, but bearing in mind the walk intended was exposed and we had a soaking in the May walk, discretion was the better part of valour. The upside is we get to do it this month, hopefully with better weather and more Plodders available.
Llyn Craigypistyll & Llyn Syfydrin (5 miles) Sat 13th June.
Leaving from St Peter’s at 09:30 hrs prompt we will drive to Pendam (above Penrhyncoch) parking at the forestry car park adjacent to Llyn Pendam.
This walk incudes 2 secluded lakes, (bathing costumes optional) a sense of solitude and scenary to die for, and should take around 3 hours. Just joking about the bathing costumes !!!.
Packed lunches essential as no cafes available.
May Walk Update
If there was a medal for bravery above and beyond the call of duty our trusty Plodders in the picture below would be worthy recipients. Our May walk taking in Borth and Ynyslas was plagued with heavy winds and driving rain, we battled on bravely so far, but sadly we had to abandon it half way through having reached Ynyslas. Indeed had we carried on most of us would have been receiving our medals postumously. The words “drowned and rats” spring to mind. Well done all.