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Carmarthen and District Ramblers

The Carmarthen and District Ramblers' Group was formed in 1974.  We are a friendly group and are always happy to welcome new members.

As well as local walks in our lovely Carmarthenshire countryside, we travel into Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, the Gower Peninsula, the Black Mountain, and the Brecon Beacons to enjoy an amazing variety of scenery.  On most programmes we also offer two or three day walking adventures on long distance paths in Wales.  Some members have completed the Dyfi Way, Glyndwr's Way, the Ardudwy Way, the Cotswold Way, and Offa's Dyke National Trail.

We offer one or two walks every weekend.  On the first and third Saturday of the month we usually have a shorter walk, and on most Sundays we enjoy longer walks.  View our Walks Programme for details and join us for a walk!  Walks are open to anyone, including visitors on holiday, and newcomers are especially welcome.  After walking with us a few times you should consider joining the Ramblers to enjoy a range of membership benefits.

Our group membership as of 1 October 2017 is 91 members.

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Next Regular Walk
On Saturday, 24th February, Angela Charlton, Director of Ramblers Cymru, will lead a 4.5 mile walk in the Abergwili area, followed by a buffet lunch at the Black Ox pub in Abergwili.  Please RSVP to Cerddwyr@ramblers.org.uk if you'd like to attend, with your name and any dietary requirements. The meeting place is the Abergwili car park at 10:00 a.m.

On Sunday
, 25th February, Carolyn & Dennis Hills
will lead an 11 mile walk in the Llangynderyn area.  Contact them on 01267 211819 for further details.   The meeting place is the Priory Street car park at 9:15 a.m.

Remember that our next Programme Meeting is on Thursday, 1st March at 7:30 p.m.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend and contribute one (or more!) walks to our Summer Programme.  If you are unable to attend, contact David Bush with your walk details prior to this meeting.  

Walking The Wysis Way in April
Over four days, from Thursday, 19th April to Sunday, 22nd April, Andrew Graham will lead the group along the Wysis Way.  Linking Offa’s Dyke Path at Monmouth to the beginning of the Thames Path National Trail in Gloucestershire, the Wysis Way runs for 88km through the lovely, but very distinctive areas of the Forest of Dean, Severn Vale and the Cotswolds.  See the details of these walks on our Walks Programme page.
Walking in The Peak District in June
Over five days, from Monday,18th June to Friday,22nd June 2018, Carolyn & Dennis Hills will lead a selection of walks in the area around the historic town of Bakewell in the (White) Peak District National Park. We will enjoy the beautiful countryside of Britain's first national park, experiencing walking in deep limestone dales, exploring the grandeur of the Chatsworth Estate, walking along famous Dovedale, and appreciating the far-reaching views from the dramatic gritstone edges of Curbar and Baslow.
Each day there will be a choice of shorter or longer walks, and for those who wish, the group will enjoy evening meals together in Bakewell.
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Click here to download a 15 page information document as a Word File - Bakewell 2018.doc

Brechfa West Windfarm Project
Development of a 28 turbine wind farm in Brechfa Forest began in October 2016.  The installed capacity of the project will be 57.4 megawatts (MW) and generate the equivalent domestic needs of around 38,800 average UK households.  While the work is going on Brechfa Forest will remain largely open, but some sections will be formally closed or restricted as construction work takes place.

Construction on the Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm is progressing well. It started generating electricity for the first time on 18th January 2018, and by the 31st January all 28 turbines had been erected.  Electrical works continue and re-instatement works are underway.  The site is expected to be fully up and running in the summer of 2018

Any members planning to walk in the Brechfa Forest will want to know about the current closure situation.  One option is to register to receive updates sent to your mobile.  To do this text:  WINDFARM to 88882.
Another option is to check the Brechfa Wind Farm project website for updates:  https://www.innogy.com/brechfaforest
A map which you can download, showing the affected area and footpaths that may be closed at times, is available on this site.
The Walking Partnership
Carmarthen & District Ramblers is a member of The Walking Partnership. This partnership, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, provides direct financial contributions to local walking groups to help with organising group walks and to encourage people to get out walking.  See our Useful Links page for more information.

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