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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!!!

 


 

Afon Hengwm Uwchgygarreg. (4 miles.)
Saturday 9th July.

St. Peter's Church 09.30

A gentle walk never far from the Afon Hengwm (river of the valley), with it’s tumbling waterfalls and variety of woodland and riverside tracks. The route offers fine views of the surrounding mountains. Although you will ascend and descend about 550 feet, there are no steep sections.  We shall be leaving from St Peter’s Church at 09:30.  Please bring a packed lunch.

 

~~ June Walk Update ~~

Our June walk took place midweek due to commitments with some members of the Plodders. Following the river Dysynni up the valley towards Bird Rock and returning via the back road to Bryncrug, the walk was blessed with fine warm weather for most of the walk although heavy showers were forecast. We did however have one shower, but were able to shelter whilst eating our packed  lunches.


Cwm Ralltcoed Saturday 16th April. (5 miles)

Our walk this month will be joining forces with the Diocesan Walk which is been led by Ken Searson, meeting at St Peter’s Church at 10 o’clock. It will be an ideal chance to meet with fellow walkers from all round the Diocese. They normally walk on the third Saturday of every month and is led by a different member depending where the walk is taking place.

 

-- March Update --

At last the Plodders commenced walking following the long winter break, it was good to get out and shake off the “Winter Blues” . The weather was kind with only a few light showers which didn’t stop our intrepid lot, we can hopefully now look forward to longer days and warmer weather. All I need to do, is to come up with some decent walks. Watch this space!!!!!!

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Walking ith Clive - March 2016

Welsh Coastal Path Llanbedr to Tal-Y -Bont (5 miles)
Saturday 12th March

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.

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.

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