Holiday photos
Spring 2000

The Group's long Spring weekend led by Kathy was a great success, judging by the feedback of members. The holiday ran from Friday 16th to Monday 19th April, staying at Lochmeyler Farm Guest House, near St David's. Thirty two members of the Group had visited the Guest House three years ago, and this years' party were certainly not disappointed with the excellent food and accommodation. Many thanks go to Kathy for all the tremendous organisation that she put into the holiday.
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On the Friday, nineteen members met up at Stackpole Quay, on the south coast, and enjoyed a delightful 7 mile walk along an impressive stretch of limestone cliffs passing incredible caves, blowholes and stacks and two fine sandy beaches, Barafundle and Broad Haven. They returned inland over sand dunes to follow the longest of Bosherton's lily ponds towards the village, seeing many beautiful wild flowers, especially primroses and violets. After the walk they continued their drive to Lochmeyler using the Neyland toll bridge over Milford Haven to settle in for their stay.
Circular walks were enjoyed throughout the holiday. Saturday was a beautiful day, (bucketing down in Gloucestershire), and they took full advantage with an 11 mile walk from Abercastle following the magnificent coastline and inland along delightful flowery lanes. Time was spent at a woollen mill where ice creams were very welcome.
Sunday's walk was around Strumble Head with its impressive island lighthouse.
Members were excited when Kathy pointed out a pair of peregrine falcons flying up.They also saw ravens, several chough, and seals bobbing about in the sea.
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The walkers finished their day out by crossing the neck of the peninsula at its high point, with an interesting rocky descent at the end. The final day dawned wet, and some people decided not to do the arranged walk, but those who did were surprised and rewarded with sunshine after about an hour. They walked from the fjord like Solva Harbour eastwards along the craggy coast to the remains of Poinz Castle and back inland.