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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letter to families re cancellation of DASH Activities re CoronaVirus 16_3_20 – letter
You are no doubt aware of the global Coronavirus situation. Currently (March 16th) we have one case in Ceredigion.
DASH has made the difficult but necessary decision to stop all DASH Activities from 17/3/2020 until further notice. This includes Away Weekends, Bungalow Sessions, Playschemes and Activity Days and Frendz Sessions.
The health and safety of you, your children and families and our staff are our main priority and we don’t want to put them in any unnecessary risk.
We will be restarting our activities as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
Once again DASH has been fortunate enough to be one of the selected charities to receive a generous share of the Aberystwyth Rotary Club’s Christmas 2019 collection. Representatives from each organisation were awarded their cheques on March 3rd at the Marine Hotel.
Sincere thanks to the Rotarians who collected in all weathers and of course to the generous public in Aberystwyth
Following a small number of enquiries we are writing to provide you with a general update on the developments in the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. DASH continues to closely monitor the regular guidance from Public Health England and Wales, other government organisations.