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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 2016 is 91 members.

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Next Regular Walks

On Saturday, 1st April, Linda Blackwell & Maud Jones will lead a 6 mile walk in the Mynydd Sylen area.  Contact Linda on 01267 230751 for further details.  The meeting place is the Abergwili car park at 10:00 a.m.

Walking in The Mendips in May
Over four days, from Tuesday 16 May to Friday 19th May 2017, Carolyn & Dennis Hills will lead a selection of walks in the Mendips Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We will walk in the area surrounding the famous Cheddar Gorge, enjoying lovely views, seeing ancient remains, and walking through peaceful open countryside.  We will use well-marked footpaths, sometimes on named walking routes such as the Monarch's Way, and the West Mendips Way.  Three of our walks start in the village of Cheddar, but on Thursday the group will travel to Wells (England's smallest city) by coach and follow a selection of interesting paths back to Cheddar.  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 Cheddar.
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Click here to download a 15 page information document as a Word File - Cheddar 2017.doc

Brechfa West Windfarm Project
Construction of a 28 turbine wind farm in Brechfa Forest is now underway, beginning in October 2016 and continuing for 20 months.  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.  
 
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.

Ramblers Membership Benefits

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