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Many thanks to all of the people who have walked over 700 miles around Wales since March.
Finishing at the lovely Worms Head on the Gower!
We will be temporarily closing our walking challenge until after the summer holidays.
Best wishes to you all!
It’s the final Count down !
(Yes, I know the song’s in your head now)
2 More weeks until we reach our mid year break.
The amazing walkers have got us nearly 600 Miles around Wales.
Can you help donate to their progress ?
DASH Is a Charity that provides play, respite and life skills opportunities to children and young people with disabilities in Ceredigion.
Like many other charities in the world over the last year, our usual fund raising methods have been very limited. Can you help ?
Check out the progress our walkers made on our Facebook page – DASH Ceredigion.
Many thanks to our regular contributors.A Special thanks to Miriam and Ceri who have walked over 170 miles in April!
Going South from Chirk following the Morda, then Cynllaith through Rhydycroesau, through the beautiful rolling hills to Llansantffraid-ym-Mechian before bearing East towards the carboniferous limestone outcrop at LLanymynech Rocks (a statement or a geological feature?) where we may see Cowslips and Early Purple Orchids.
Then we follow the winding Vyrnwy until it meets the Hafren. South again to glimpse the Castle at Alberbury then returning West and South through relaxing farmlands. At Montgomery, we might pop into the Old Bell Museum to learn about the Castles and the town’s connection to the railway. After that brief stop, we continue to travel South, eventually following the Teme to Knighton.
At Knighton, we can visit the Offa’s dyke association to learn about on the earthworks that stretched the length of the National border. On to Kington, we will eventually follow the Wye through the famous Book town of Hay-on-Wye on to Hay Bluff, along the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, with stunning view of the surrounding countryside (as long as it’s not raining!). Continuing South, passing the Norman Grosmont and Skenfrith Castles. Ending at the Hafren via the Wye Valley ANOB.
A Big thanks to Lorraine and others, in particular who has helped us walk all the way Chirk!
Walking through farmland. Walking south along the Dee most of the way as it curls its way North. We come accross Fenns, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses, a raised bog Site of Special Scientific Interest, almost certainly (nearly) as beautiful as our Cors Caron in Ceredigion. After which, we walk North and West around Ellesmere and towards Chirk, where we can sit in the Castle Grounds and enjoy the lovely views
A great week this week. Thanks to all those who have helped walk 42 miles through Rhyl and along the coast to Prestatyn until we start to see England across the Dee, passing the Point of Ayr Lighthouse and quietly walking through the Reserve at Point of Ayr, trying to catch a glimpse of a Curlew or Oster catcher or two. After that we enjoy the Dyffryn Maes Glas / Greenfield Valley Heritage Park with its history dating back to the Roman times, through the Industrial Revolution and into the 1980s. As the mouth of the Dee narrows we pass site of Connah’s Quay power station, Connah’s Quay, it’s self (named after the industrialist who helped build the main dock in the town) and around Hawarden Airport before the final run to the villages of Pulford and Lavister, putting our feet up near the grounds of Elizabethan manor house of Trevalyn Hall.
What a busy Week and Easter Weekend!
Loraine, Gwawr, Rachel, Charlotte, L, C, CB and GJB and more! all helped us walk 114 miles Towyn. We past the busy Port full of boats, crossed Afon Alaw, along the beautiful coast line, looking for some of the oldest rocks in Wales at Trwyn y Gadair. After a little rest, we walk through Cemaes, past the Coronation Tower of King Edward VII, The most Northerly part of North Wales! We leave Ynys Mon, passing through the villages and Towns of Amlwch, Moelfre, Benllech, walking around the enormous bay at Llanddona beach, passing the lighthouse at Penmon and seeing the rest of Wales in front of us.
Pausing the walk for a quick look around Beaumaris Castle before we cross the Menai Bridge and continue our walk North East towards Llandudno and the Great Orme, hoping to see some of the Town’s now (even more famous) goats.
Eventually we arrive at our destination of Towyn, and hope to see a view of the Isle of Man while we eat sandwiches on the beach
83 miles this week by Gwawr, KJ and HW, Alison, Hollie, Eleri, Jack, Zoe, Ceri, Cora and Lorraine.
Back along the Llyn, past Porth Dynllain Lifeboat and Morfa Nefyn. Passing the smallest of Yr Eifl – Garn For on our left. Eventually we enter Caernarfon, under the Castle and past the less sightly Caernarfon Petrol Staiton before we are out in the countryside again and passing Y Felinheli and over Pont Britannia bridge with the trains rumbing below us on to Ynys Mon. Turning left we head along the coast with the rushing waters of the Menai Straits between us and the mainland. We head round to the tidal island of Ynys llanddwyn, associated with Dwynwen who we celebrate on 25th January. Through Rosneigr and past Anglesey Airport with our hands over our ears. Over the bridge to Caergybi and round to our stopping place at South Stack Lighthouse. Phew, what a trip, looking forward to seeing you next week!
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BMO Coaching are aiming to raise money for two charities and a local primary school or sports club by walking / running / cycling a total distance, on the Strava App of 4042km (2 x 2021km) this is the distance from Aberystwyth to Bari, Italy & back (as a crow flies). But we need your help to reach that distance target! See below on how to join the Strava groups to reach our distance total together – anyone can join, this is a collective total of everyone’s efforts!